Daniel Bwala, a former spokesperson for Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, has criticised the recently sworn-in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister for his remark about demolishing unlawful structures in Abuja.
Mr Wike was among the 45 ministers sworn in on Monday at the State House Conference Center, Abuja by President Bola Tinubu.
During his first media briefing, he said his administration would fish out those distorting the master plan of Abuja, by pulling down their buildings.
“People who are distorting the master plan of Abuja, your houses will go down. People who have built on green areas, your houses will go down.” He said.
Mr Wike’s comments were however greeted with wild reactions from different quarters as many applauded his courage while some have called him out for not speaking though on ensuring he attracts ingestions for the development of the FCT.
In reaction to Mr Wike’s comment, Mr Bwala said the new FCT minister should focus more on education and a clean environment, especially in the suburbs of the FCT.
He also warned that Abuja is not Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state where Mr Wike had governed between 2015 and 2023, noting that if he creates chaos in the city, it will jeopardize his principal’s interests.
“Hello sir, in case you need refresher course; the basic needs of the residents of the FCT are; affordable healthcare facilities; access to good education facilities, clean sports and recreational centers, affordable transport services system, efficient and workable street light in the city Centre and the suburbs; and finally, security.
“You came with a bullish and vendetta spirit venting fire and brimstone about demolition and revocation of titles. Abuja is not Port Harcourt. If you create chaos in the city, you will jeopardize your principal interests and you will be forced to sacrifice your job. You will learn humility on the job.