- Governor Nyesom Wike is certain that no one can end his life without the permission of God
- The Rivers governor on Saturday, May 15, boasted that nobody in Nigeria can intimidate him
- Wike said this in reaction to rising agitations against the ban on open grazing enacted by southern governors
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The fiery and outspoken Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, on Saturday, May 15, hinted on the day of his death.
Wike, who spoke in reaction to agitation against the recent ban on open grazing by southern governors, said he will die on the day God says his end has come.
“Nobody can cow me. The government cannot cow me. I will say my mind and I will do what is right for my people. Nobody can kill me before my time. I will die the day God wants me to die.
“Let me also tell those who are criticizing Southern Governors’ ban on open grazing, let me inform them that I have taken further steps to enforce what the southern governors resolved in Asaba."
The governor went on to state that he and his colleagues are not second-class citizens of Nigeria and as such, have the right to partake in current national affairs.
Earlier, the decision of southern governors to ban open grazing of cattle was not sitting well with Senator Ali Ndume.
The chairman, Senate committee on Army, said the governors were deviating from the real problem which had nothing to do with open grazing.
The lawmaker who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, May 12, argued that the issue of insecurity was unique to each geopolitical zone.
Ndume told governors that playing the blame game would not solve Nigeria's challenges. According to him, the governors are in charge of their states and should be able to take actions that would curb the rising insecurity across the nation.
He wondered why they were calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to address security lapses without addressing themselves.