Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has urged Nigerians to demand good governance and the conduct of transparent elections.
Amaechi made the call at a conference of the state council on information in Port Harcourt on Thursday.
He insisted that laxity among the electorate was responsible for weak governance in Nigeria.
He said Nigerians had a greater percentage of blame for bad leadership in the country than the leaders.
“The people should demand transparent election and good governance and where they do not, they are 80 per cent of the problem,” he said.
Amaechi said the citizens must avoid remaining quiet when things went wrong in leadership on the assumption that nemesis would catch up with bad leaders.
He said such belief had impoverished the nation, while the leaders continued to squander national resources.
“Insist that election must be transparent; nobody will give you your right, demand it and claim it,” the governor said.
He explained that his administration had completed 250 modern primary schools, which would be delivered to the host communities in September.
Amaechi added that students of the schools would be equipped with laptops, tablets, beds and free feeding for nine months after which the parents would take over responsibility of their training.
He said his administration would inaugurate the “Unity bridge,” linking two coastal communities, Opobo and Ikuru, to land transportation, in January.
The governor said his administration had also built a new school of nursing, which students would move into in December.
Meanwhile, a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has set aside July 29, 2013, for ruling on the right of the Nigeria Police to investigate an alleged assassination plot against the State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi and Speaker, House of Assembly, Otelemaba Amachree.
The presiding judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli, took the decision on Thursday, following a heated argument on the reason for and against the proposed investigation of the alleged plot by the police.
Amachree had gone to court to challenge the right of the police to investigate the allegation of a plot to assassinate him and the state governor.