Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who is a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, has accused President Buhari of not showing interest in the recent killings in Benue State.
While speaking when he received the Anglican Bishops of Niger Delta Province who visited him at the Government House Port Harcourt, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said that the lives of animals are treated better under the present President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
According to Premium Times, a Government House statement quoted Governor Wike to have said on Friday that the president was under pressure at ‘some point in the past’ to declare a state of emergency in the state.
“When I went to see the President, he told me that he was under pressure to declare a state of emergency in Rivers State,” the governor said, though he did not, however, mention when, and why, the president made the remark.
Governor Wike told the Anglican bishops that his state ceased to be the focus of the APC-controlled federal government because of “mass insecurity across the country”.
“Those things they planned to use in declaring a state of emergency in Rivers State fell on their own states and it became difficult to do so,” he said.
“When you sit and plot evil against Rivers State, you will not know peace. If they don’t apologise for plotting and executing evil against Rivers State, they will never know peace.”
The governor also accused President Buhari of not showing interest on the recent killing in Benue State, saying that in some other countries the president would have visited the area to assess the situation even if the lives lost were fewer in number.
“Human lives are not respected,” he said. “In fact, the lives of cows and chicken appear to be more important than human lives. This has nothing to do with politics. Let us not trivialise the catastrophy that has befallen Nigeria,” he added.
Wike who said that his state survived by the prayers of the clerics and the church, urged the church to show interest in the nation’s politics.
“If you don’t participate in what is happening through voting, the country will degenerate further. People should acquire their permanent voter’s card to enthrone the leadership they desire,” he said.