Buhari’s Government Is Worse Than The Military Era- Governor Wike Says

Buhari’s Government Is Worse Than The Military Era- Governor Wike Says

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that the Buhari-led
government is worse than the military era. TheCable quotes the governor
as saying this during the inter-denominational service held to mark the
year’s armed forces remembrance day. Governor Wike said the plan to
arraign Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, is aimed at
“frightening the judiciary, ahead of the attempt to manipulation of the
polls”.

“Since 1960 when Nigeria gained independence, for the first time in
2011, a Niger Delta person became the president. The entire country
ganged up against him. They gave excuses and denied us a second term. We
did not fight. We did not shed blood. He said his ambition was not
worth the blood of any Nigerian and they called him a weak man.

“Since 1960, no Niger Delta person has been the chief justice of
Nigeria. When it came to his own time to be appointed the chief justice
of Nigeria politics came in. They were not willing to appoint him. It
was God that created the circumstances. The president was sick and was
flown out. That was how Onoghen became the chief justice of Nigeria.

“Now, because they believe that the Niger Delta is not part of this
country, they have come again with all kinds of stories. They think they
are talking to small children. Fabricated stories and said he did not
declare his assets in 2011. Step aside for who take over? We must know
whether or not we belong to this country. Enough is enough. I have never
seen people who are so desperate to cling to power. Nigeria will resist
any attempt to truncate this democracy. “We are no longer in a
democracy. This system is worse than the military. Even under the
military, opinions of the people count.

“In order for them to consolidate in their rigging machinery, they
want to gag the judiciary. The only that they want to do is to
intimidate the judiciary. How can an attorney general who calls himself
an attorney general sit and file such charges against the chief justice
of Nigeria one month to the general election. What kind of crisis are
they setting up. They want to cause crisis in the judiciary and they
think everyone should keep quiet?”