The Nigerian Patriotic Forum has announced its endorsement of the changes carried out by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike.
The group stated On Thursday, December 7, noting that the FCT indigenes are pleased with the reforms carried out by the minister.
President Bola Tinubu was advised by the group’s chairman, Alh Aliyu Sani, to ignore calls for the minister’s removal during a nonviolent demonstration at the National Assembly.
His faith in the minister and his group to bring Abuja back to its original blueprint and make it aesthetically pleasing, hygienic, and secure was conveyed.
The group denied any claims that Wike had taken land from families or evicted them from their homes.
According to Sani, those who stood to gain from the corrupt system the minister was working to reform were the ones who spread these accusations.
He said: “As you may be aware, a group of Professional protesters operating under the auspices of The Network of Civil Societies for Economic Sustainability led some people to protest against the hardworking Minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike.
In their address, they alleged that Wike is undermining the Renewed Hope of President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“They further alleged that the FCT under Barr Wike has become the epicenter of controversy. They further questioned his land reforms and claimed that he was involved in land grabbing and dispossessing people of their properties. Nothing can be further from the truth, than this well-rehearsed and repeated falsehood.
“Keen followers of the dynamic leadership of His Excellency Nyesom Wike, are aware of his resolve to ensure that all title owners revalidate their Certificate of Occupancy with new security features, which is the introduction of NIN for individuals and BVN for corporate bodies.
“It is in the public domain that since the coming of Wike as FCT Minister, he has been able to liaise with the Corporate Affairs Commission, wherein they uncovered 189 fake companies that have been used to secure the allocation of choice lands in the Federal Capital. This discovery has led to the arrest, detention, and ongoing prosecution of two perpetrators of this crime.
“It is normal for corrupt individuals and land grabbers to sacrifice everything they have acquired to frustrate this laudable initiative. We won’t be surprised if they further reinforce to cause anarchy in the city capital to derail this policy. The Honourable Minister who inherited the menace of “One Chance” criminality in the FCT has come up with a workable solution to the problem, which includes rolling out buses and taxis to be driven by identified and well-profiled individuals.
“The political hirelings, who raised the weighty allegation that the administration of the FCT minister lacks accountability, failed to give one example speaking in innuendos. Our group has strong confidence in President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who excelled with flying colours from Chicago State University to see the lies in the unsubstantiated claims of the group who are on a mission to remove a minister whom they see as an obstacle to their quest hide wealth that was acquired in corrupt and can’t be accounted for.
“The Patriotic Youth Forum wishes to therefore pass a vote of confidence on His Excellency Nyesome Wike for the successes recorded so far. The Abuja original inhabitants are with him, they will stand by him and we are ever ready to come out to counter any protest aimed at tarnishing the hard-earned reputation of Wike, thereby dwindling his renewed vigour towards revitalizing the nation’s capital.”