- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government of failing in its duties to Nigerians
- The politician explained why it would be wrong to hold state governors responsible for the security in their respective states
- The Rivers state governor also faulted the federal government for borrowing money from foreign nations
Wike made the statement on Tuesday, June 15, when speaking at inaugurating a road project in Etche Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers state.
He accused the president of shifting the responsibility of securing Nigerians to governors, PM News reported.
Wike claims the Buhari administration lacks strategy
In a statement issued by Kelvin Ebiri, his spokesperson, the governor was also quoted as saying that the Buhari administration lacks the strategy to restore peace across the country.
Wike said some governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were in the habit of running to the presidential villa when they are supposed to stay in their states and attends to the needs of the people they govern.
“Mr President should have come out openly and said, my APC governors, stop worrying me. Go back to your states and do your work. On that, I support him.
“Thank God, Mr President knows that I am not one of those that go to visit him over one problem or the other. I, as the governor of Rivers under PDP, you’ll never find me there.”
The governor says Buhari is the commander-in-chief
According to The Cable, Wike said the federal government should admit that it can no longer fulfil promises made to Nigerians, and strive to lead the country out of its present challenges.
He said Buhari is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and is solely responsible for securing the country.
Reuben Abati insists President Buhari is in charge
Abati noted that after his interaction with Buhari during his interview with Arise TV on Thursday, June 10, he concluded that the president is in control.
Abati, who was among the team that spoke to the president, said the interview proved that Buhari is in the know of things in the country.