Thursday August 11, 2022 12:01 AM

Buhari’s govt intimidating judges, lawmakers- Wike cries out

The Governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike has said Nigeria is at a point of extinction that only God, not man, can reverse the impending disintegration.

He made this remark during  an Interdenominational Church Service in commemoration of the 61st Independence Anniversary of Nigeria at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Sunday.

According to him, it is regrettable that at 61, Nigeria still grapples with leadership failure, Vanguard reports.

He said, “This is the time 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 themselves together. Everybody has responsibility, so ask yourself questions, have I played my own part?”

He lamented the situation where the nation’s legislature that continues to approve any wish of the presidency, unfeeling about the consequences.

He added that the national judiciary is easily being submissive to intimidation, noting that judges have abandoned their responsibilities out of fear.

He stated, “We cannot do the right things. Other countries are talking about how their elections will be transparent, we are talking about how we will rig the election in 2023.

“Simple thing, transmit election results electronically to show transparency, that really that the person you’re declaring won the election, but we are afraid.

“Where is the legislature? A legislature that cannot think, anything they bring is right, a legislature that cannot say that Nigeria has nothing to regret from conducting 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

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