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Nigeria On Life Support Under Buhari – Wike

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says Nigeria is on life support because of the large scale intractable insecurity situation that has overwhelmed the Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government.

The governor made the assertion during a Thank You visit by the Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers of Ogoni  nationality at Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday.

He stated that nobody feels secured anymore anywhere in the country because of the unchecked incriminate attacks on law enforcement personnel and innocent citizens.

“You know how the country is today.  Nobody can say that he or she is safe now. Governors are being attacked even on the road like other citizens. The security of the country has collapsed.

“The present Federal Government of All Progressives Congress (APC)  has not shown enough commitment to protect life and property of Nigerians.”

The governor observed that if Nigerians did not vote for APC  in 2015 and 2019, they would not have realised that the party does not mean well for country. And having realised that the APC cannot guarantee protection of lives and property, he said it will be disastrous if Nigerians fail to take their destiny in their own hands in by kicking out the party in 2023.

Noting the situation of security under the Buhari led APC government, Wike said: “Nigeria is already, and almost on life support now. Making another mistake will be disastrous. We are praying to God not to let us to die. Let this country not collapse.”

He stated that one reason why bad governance has festered is because Nigerians don’t bother to hold elected officials accountable.

Governor Wike said the federal government rides on mere rhetoric without clear direction on what to do to address the insecurity plaguing the country.

He lamented  that everyday Nigerians wake up to the news of kidnap of school children, killings and wanton destruction of police stations.

“All of us are at risk because the party voted for at the national level have refused to protect us. They have shown that they have no capacity to protect Nigerians.

“There’s no day you wake up and will not hear that 20 people have been kidnapped,  10 people have been killed,  army and police officers have been killed, police stations have been set ablaze, and children have been kidnapped from school.”

The President of Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, His Royal Majesty, King G.N.K Giniwa said the aim of  the visit was to express their sincere appreciation  for the numerous developmental projects and programmes Ogoni people  have benefitted from the administration.

In an address read on behalf of the council’s president by King Samuel L.A Nnee, he said Ogoni people remain eternally grateful for the construction and completion of the Saakpenwa-Bori-Kono Road, ongoing construction of Ogu-Ekporo-Kporghor-Wakama road and several other projects in sectors like education and health.


They commiserated with the governor and the entire state over the senseless murder of security agents who were on their lawful duties of securing the State.

“we pledge our willingness in the area of intelligence gathering to you and the security agencies to enhance the security architecture of the State to forestall further occurrences.”

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