Hey there, middle schoolers! Today, we’re going to talk about politics. Don’t worry, it’s not as boring as it sounds. We’ll be discussing a politician named Nyesom Wike and why he thinks his base is super important for him to stay relevant in the political world.
Nyesom Wike is a politician who used to be the governor of Rivers State. Now, he is the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT). He believes that without his base, he won’t be important in the political scene anymore. But what does that mean?
When we talk about a politician’s base, we mean the people who support and vote for them. These are the people who believe in the politician’s ideas and trust them to make good decisions. Without this support, a politician might not have much influence or power.
Imagine you’re playing a game of soccer. You have a team of players who support you and help you win. Without them, it would be really hard to score goals and win the game, right? Well, it’s the same for politicians. Their base is like their team, and without them, it’s difficult for them to achieve their goals and stay relevant in politics.
Wike recently had a meeting with some leaders from the South-South region of Nigeria. He told them that everyone wants to be politically relevant and maintain their political structure. He asked them if they would let anyone take away their base and make them politically irrelevant. Of course, they wouldn’t!
Now, let’s talk about Sim Fubara, the governor of Rivers State. It seems like there’s some trouble between Wike and Fubara, and their relationship isn’t going so well. Some lawmakers from the Rivers State House of Assembly, who are loyal to Wike, are trying to impeach Fubara. This means they want to remove him from his position as governor.
In the world of politics, having a strong base of supporters is really important. Without them, politicians like Nyesom Wike might lose their influence and power. So, it’s no wonder that Wike is worried about his base and wants to stay politically relevant. Just like in a game of soccer, having a strong team behind you can make all the difference!