Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has expressed displeasure over the current state of the country, which he said is characterized by hatred, division and enmity with some persons in authority hating a whole state because of an individual, noting that Nigeria is like an old man at 61and not a country.
Speaking during a sermon in a church as part of activities to mark the 2021 Independence Day, Governor Wike said there is nothing like Nigeria that needs to be celebrated, but an old man at 61years discriminating against some people because of their religion, because of where they come from and we are here clapping hands for Nigeria.
According to him, we can thank God because there still appears a name called Nigeria, but indeed nothing to celebrate. For instance, the National Assembly is misrepresenting Nigerians including the constant approval for loans whenever it is requested by the federal government and without asking questions on how the monies were being utilized.
He wondered whether there is a legislative arm of government in Nigeria and further accused the National Assembly as being a legislature that cannot think; a legislature that anything they bring is right; a legislature that cannot say that Nigeria has come to the age of conducting a free and fair election; a legislature that would close its eyes and say anytime the federal government wants to borrow money, they should borrow; a legislature that will not ask questions about where they are applying this money.
Governor Wike also lambasted the Nigerian Judiciary, adding that the Nigerian Judges have abandoned their responsibilities for fear of the unknown. He alleged that there is no court of justice in the country today because they have been intimidated by those in power.
He remarked that we are celebrating Nigeria’s sixty one years of Independence but what is the status of the Nigerian Judiciary and where are the courts, noting that Nigerian Judges are been intimidated and the Judges have, therefore, abandoned their responsibilities out of fear of what could happen to them, while dispensing justice.