- Governor Nyesom Wike said the recent revolt by Nigerian workers shows that the government of Buhari has a lot to do to rebuild its image
- Wike also accused the Inspector-General of Police of being used by the APC government to render him helpless
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers state has declared that the Workers Day revolt at the Eagle Square was a warning to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the federal government that Nigerians are tired of their needless propaganda, lies and poor performance.
In an interview with the African Independent Television in Abuja, Governor Wike advised the federal government to heed the warning of the workers, retrace her steps and stop the lies, intimidation and anti-democratic steps overheating the polity.
He said that the revolt during the May Day event in Abuja “is a signal for them to be careful. Don’t take the people for a ride. It is a warning to security agencies which are used to kill, intimidate opponents and rig elections.
“People are tired. People are impatient with the blackmail and deceit of the APC. Enough is enough with the unnecessary propaganda.
“The patience of Nigerians is running out. What happened at the Eagle Square is a warning.”
The governor regretted that rather than focus on fulfilling its campaign promises, the APC-led federal government has spent time planting weapons and monies in the homes of opposition politicians, mainly to distract Nigerians.
NAIJ.com reports that Wike also accused the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, of being used by the APC to deliberately create crisis in Rivers state as part of a plan to declare a state of emergency.
“He wants the state to be pulled down, so that they will engender crisis and declare a state of emergency.
“I will always stand against injustice, impunity and intimidation in this country. It doesn’t matter what it costs me,” he said.
He claimed that the Inspector-General of Police is a politician in uniform, and reminded Nigerians of the alleged arrest of some APC leaders who were reportedly caught printing fake ballot papers before the Rivers rerun adding that the Police transferred them out of the state and swept the matter under the carpet.
According to him, the anti-corruption war is selective as he cited the case of a former NDDC Director, Henry Ogiri, who was allegedly under EFCC investigation, but was left off the hook the moment he defected to APC.
Meanwhile, watch this video of a massive protest by some local government staff in Lagos: