The Rivers State Governor, His Excellency Nyesom Wike , told President Mohammadu Buhari not to move his constitutional responsibilities to fight insecurities in the country to Governors.
According to the Governor, he further stressed that it is not only to borrow loans for the country that the president should be good at and in charge.
Remember that during an interview on AriseTv on Thursday, The president had said that , he told two south- east governors that came to meet him at Abuja, to go back home to their states and sort out the insecurity challenges that is facing their people.
PMB said, “I told them you campaigned to be elected and you are elected. I told them to go back and sort out themselves.”
On Tuesday, When Governor Wike was inaugurating a road project in Etche LGA of Rivers State, He said, PMB cannot abandon security for governors when PMB is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
Through Kelvin Ebiri, the governor’s spokesman, the governor was also quoted and saying that the President’s administration lacks the methodology and strategy to bring back peace across the nation.
Quoting wike “Mr President, you’re the Commander- in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. You appoint Inspector General of Police (IG), you appoint the Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Director of Department of State Service (DSS) and other heads of security. Which one do we appoint? How can people appointed by Mr. President be under me?”
Wike further stated “It is not only to borrow money for Nigeria that you’re in charge. You must also be in charge in other things including security. Who signed order 10? Is it the governors? It is not when things are going bad concerning security, and you say you’re not in charge, and it becomes governors’ responsibility”.
“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.”
Furthermore, The governor said the federal government should say it can’t fulfil promises made to it’s citizens again.