APC creating rot next president can’t undo – Wike warns


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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike says the next president of Nigeria will spend his tenure fixing the ethnic, religious and socio-economic problems created by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The governor alleged that since the APC administration assumed office in 2015, religious intolerance and ethnic division have deepened.

He said that politicisation of security has also become the norm.

Wike stated this during the official presentation of letter of nomination to him for the “ 2020 Extra Ordinary Personality of the Year Award” by the management of Silverbird Group at the Government House, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday.

He said that despite glaring insecurity, religious and ethnic division in the country, officials of the Federal Government have continue to live in denial that Nigeria is now more united and secure than ever.

Wike maintained that whoever becomes President in 2023 will spend his entire reign trying to resolve the various socio-economic crisis caused by the present administration.

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The Rivers governor castigated the media for purportedly not living up to expectation in holding the government of the day to account.

“The problem in Nigeria which I have always said is that the press, the media is part of our headache. The media have lost their voice. I remember when Goodluck Jonathan was the President, it was as if the media want to pull down the whole of Nigeria,” Wike stated.

Speaking on the issue of insecurity, the governor attributed the seeming inability of the military to end insurgency in the North-East and other parts of the country to the alleged involvement of former Service Chiefs, particularly former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai in politics.

“You were witnesses to how under Buratai, the army was exposed to politics, which have never happened in the history of this country.

“Army began to carry ballot boxes. I have never seen that. Before we used to talk about police, now it’s no longer the police.

“Professionalism is no longer there and that is why it is difficult to fight insecurity. Instead of then to concentrate and map out strategy, what they are interested is Rivers State. Who will we send there to make sure the election is rigged. The former Chief of Army Staff will even call INEC to cancel Rivers State election because of his interest. I have never seen this kind of thing in my life,” Wike said.

He expressed his appreciation on behalf of the government and people of the state to the management of Silverbird for the recognition.

However, the governor said it was disturbing that the Nigerian media has failed in its responsibility to hold the present administration accountable for failure to provide much desired good governance.

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