By Uche Amunike
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has raised eyebrows with his visit to the National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Victor Giadom, at his country home in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State, Saturday.
Speaking, During an interview with newsman, the former Rivers State governor expressed his joy at having mended fences with his estranged friend, Giadom, who served as Commissioner for Works during former Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s administration.
During his visit, Nyesom Wike, who has been at loggerheads with the incumbent state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, stated in an interview that his visit to Giadom was merely a friendly one and should not be misinterpreted, noting that the reason Giadom invited his people while hosting him, was because he was still politically relevant. He maintained that politics was all about making impacts on the lives of the people.
Hear him: ‘I have never been in doubt about your capacity (referring to Giadom) to relate with your people. Politics is about impact. If you want to be a successful politician you must impact your people so that when you call them they will answer you.’
On the motive of his visit to Giadom, he said: ‘I came here to visit my friend, Giadom. Let nobody misinterpret why I came here. That is why I came with PDP and APC leaders. It is a private visit to my friend.’
‘Forget about these hungry noisemakers on the road. When the time comes, we will know who is in charge and who is not in charge. There is a time for everything. This is not time for politics. When the time comes, we will know who is who.’
He further stated: ‘Party will come and go and friendships will remain. We have made our mistakes, we are all humans but friendship remains.’
‘When I was appointed a minister, Victor Giadom led a team to congratulate me. It does not matter where you belong what is important is the interest of Rivers. If you want to be a successful politician, greedy ones will not like you.’
‘Nobody has done well in politics without enemies. Those who hate you are in the minority. Those who love you are in the majority’.
On his part, Giadom gave Nyesom Wike his assurances that they would continue to give him their support. His words: ‘Today is a homecoming of a brother, a friend and a leader. I stand here on this ground to let you know that we have lived well, paid our dues and contributed to the development of this place.
‘Be assured that we will support the team you will lead in Rivers to provide support for our President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is the main reason we are all here today. This place nobody can challenge any visitor on this soil. We are in firm control of this place.’