FastNews reports that Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike has slammed the National Assembly for approving anything related to the Presidency without considering the consequences of their actions.
The Governor also claimed that the nation’s judiciary had succumbed to intimidation because judges had abdicated their duties out of fear, and he wondered what the future held for ordinary people.
“We can’t do the right things,” he said. Other countries are discussing how to make their elections more transparent; we are discussing how to rig the election in 2023.
“It’s a simple thing to transmit election results electronically to demonstrate transparency, that the person you’re declaring the winner really did win the election, but we’re afraid.
“Where is the legislature? A legislature that cannot think, a legislature, anything they bring is right, a legislature that cannot say that Nigeria has nothing to regret from conducting the free and fair elections.
“A legislature that you’ll close your eyes, anything they bring, about borrowing, you say borrow. A legislature that cannot say that this money we are borrowing where is it, where are you applying it? You have no confidence to ask questions.
“The courts have been intimidated. The judges have abandoned their responsibilities out of fear. You’re seeing something that is wrong, but because you will be summoned in the night, you abandoned your responsibility.”
Wike spoke at the Interdenominational Church Service organized in commemoration of the 61st Independence Anniversary of Nigeria at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
The Governor said it was regrettable that 61 years after independence Nigeria was still grappling with a leadership challenges.
Wike said there was hardly anything for Nigerians to celebrate as the country marked the 61st Independence anniversary because its leadership continued to entrench hatred, mediocrity, promote ethnicity and religion.
He said the only thing Nigeria could boast of was the existence of the name Nigeria.
He said: “This is the time that Nigeria needs God more. The country is gone. Insecurity everywhere. Everyone needs to say, God, we need you because man’s leadership has failed this country.
“At 61 years, Nigeria is full of enmity, full of divisions, hatred, ethnicity. A country that cannot put itself together. Everybody has responsibility, so ask yourself questions, have I done my own part?”