Worsening Insecurity: “It’s hard to believe Buhari is in charge of Nigeria” – Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that it is hard to believe that President Muhammadu Buhari is truly in charge of affairs of Nigeria, given the intractable insecurity situation in parts of the country and poor performance of the economy.

Wike stated this when he met with members of Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), delegates at the party’s secretariat in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Tuesday, as part of his ongoing consultation ahead of the party’s presidential primary next month.

However, he assured that if he is elected, he will be firmly in charge of the armed forces, provide them with requisite support, and strengthen their capacity to gather intelligence and demand results from them.

Governor Wike said any government that cannot protect life and property of citizens has failed, pointing out that it is because of such failures that he is desirous to reverse with the PDP ticket.

“If you cannot protect lives and property, governance is zero. This is because without life what are roads for? Without life, what are schools for and without life what are hospitals for? People must be alive to go to schools.

“You need a firm, courageous and fearless person. You can’t go to this election without you leading. You can’t be at the back. What I’m fully prepared for is this particular seat; to be the President of Nigeria”.

The governor asserted that without security, the economy cannot thrive and he is courageous to tackle the menace across the country.

He also stated that economists and experts shall be engaged as part of his presidency and be allowed to fashion out modalities and strategies that are required to set the road map in growing the nation’s economy.

Wike assured of replicating the success record secured in Rivers State when elected president of Nigeria.

The Governor told the delegates that his winning chances would have been secured if they give him the party’s ticket, because he is the only person who can take the power from APC on behalf of PDP for Nigerians.

Former Gombe State governor, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Ɗankwambo, urged Imo state PDP leaders and delegates to support Governor Wike’s presidential aspiration because he is competent, fearless and above all, kind hearted.

Ɗankwambo described Governor Wike as a tested and detribalised Nigerian, who believes in development, having unrelentingly delivered dividends of democracy in Rivers state in the past seven years.

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