Monday, 25 September 2017

Only good governance can end agitations – Wike

 The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said that unless Nigerians experience good governance at the federal level, agitations will continue across the country.
Wike, who spoke at the 57th Independence Church Service at the Saint Mark’s Anglican Church in Port Harcourt on Sunday, said that Rivers State was not part of any agitation for secession.
The governor explained that the country could not continue with the current level of impunity and injustice, adding that it was time for the right thing to be done.
He called for better security and justice for all federating units to give all Nigerians a sense of belonging and de-escalate tension across the land.
“In as much as you continue to have bad governance, people will continue to agitate across the country. We give God the glory that we are still one, despite the agitations and challenges.
“God has blessed this country.  We are not part of those who want to secede. Rivers State will never be part of that.
“People must speak out that what is going on is not correct. Under this dispensation, votes no longer count. I have faith that we will come out of the present predicament,” Wike added.
The governor pointed out that one of the reasons why politicians acted irrationally was because they (politicians) were aware that the Police and the Independent National Electoral Commission could manipulate results in their favour.
He restated his call for the investigation of the criminal activities of the Special Anti-robbery Squad, which he said, had become a notorious criminal gang.
In his sermon, Anglican Bishop of Evo Diocese, Rt. Rev. Innocent Ordu, said Nigeria had developed despite her many challenges.
He urged Nigerians to respect the laws of the country, support constituted authorities and work for the growth of the country.
The independence church service attracted top government officials, security agencies and traditional rulers.

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