Reno Omokri, a fervent supporter of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former presidential aide, has commented on Nyesome Wike’s nomination as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Recall that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu appointed Wike as Minister of the FCT on Wednesday.
Omokri, however, thinks Wike’s appointment will be sad for the FCT’s indigenous people, who in his opinion have never had a ministerial position.
Since Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun was appointed to that position in 1976, he claims Wike’s appointment is the first time a Southerner has been named FCT Minister.
In a tweet via his Twitter handle, Omokri wrote, “The appointment by President Bola Tinubu of ex-Governor Nyesom Wike as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory will mark the first time a Southerner has been appointed FCT Minister since Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun was appointed to that position in 1976 by the then Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo.
“It has taken forty-seven years for a non-Northerner to occupy that position again and coincidentally, just like in 1976, the person was appointed by a fellow Southerner.
“Sadly, the original indigenous [people] of the area now known as the Federal Capital Territory have never been appointed minister. Hopes had been high that the President would appoint the first FCT indigene ever nominated as a minister, Zephaniah Jisalo, to that position. But we have seen the way the cookie crumbled.”