The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, has claimed that he has no regret working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2023 general elections.

Wike also spoke about the ongoing political crisis in Rivers State, claiming that he still had the strongest political structure in the state he once served as a governor.

Recall that Wike and his successor, Governor Sim Fubara, has been having political tangles which President Bola Tinubu had also stepped in to resolve.

In his words while speaking to a gathering when he visited a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Victor Giadom in his hometown of Bera in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State on Saturday, Wike believed with time, residents of the state would know the real political giants.

“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. I don’t know whether you understand what I am saying. There is a time for everything. There is a time to plant and there is a time to harvest,” the minister was quoted by Channels TV.

He continued, “We have no time for politics. This is not the time for anybody to say: ‘I am for this, I am for that’. We have not reached that time. When the time comes, we will know who is who.”

Despite the increasing popularity of social media platforms, the FCT minister said he was not swayed by comments on digital mediums.

He was instead calling on politicians to work for the people.

“If you like, abuse me as you want. If you like, employ everybody on social media. Let me tell you: I have never bothered myself one day to know who is abusing me,” Wike noted.

He added: “Politics will come. We didn’t contest elections based on social media. We contested elections speaking to the people and they listened to us.”

Away from Rivers politics, the former governor also reiterated his stance about the 2023 presidential election. He does not regret working against his party – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – and backing Tinubu (of the APC).

“I stand for it. I have no regret at all and that is why I will continue to support the government of Bola Tinubu,” he told the audience.