APC not a political party but collection of strange bed fellows, says Gov Wike in Bauchi

By Mohammed Kaka Misau, Bauchi

Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has lashed out at the All Progressives Congress (APC), describing the party as a mere collection of people who were hell bent on wrestling power from his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Governor Wike who was in Bauchi on a private visit to Bala Mohammed of the state said Nigeria becomes a mistake with the election of APC and president Muhammadu Buhari.

Wike said since the coming of the APC led Federal Government, things have turned worst for Nigeria and Nigerians in every facet of life, adding that the country has never been so polarized than now.

The Rivers Governor attributed the leadership lapses in the country to weakness of the federal government which he said has failed to provide good governance.

According to him, the development has led to the current insecurity, thereby making Nigerians not to be able to settle down for anything meaningful.

Governor Wike said Nigeria has a President who does not know what is going on in the country as he is seated in Aso Rock Villa running administration virtually.

“What Nigeria requires now is leadership. If you have a strong leadership, most of the problems will be solved. We don’t have leadership, a good leadership is the one who can take decisions”, he declared.

According to him, “part of the problem we have today is that we don’t know weather we have a leadership that takes decision, you hear people take decisions on his behalf. In fact, it was surprising to me to hear one day that someone brought papers to Mr President to sign something of billions of Naira and later the man was arrested that he deceived Mr President”.

“How can as the President of the country, your driver or somebody else will just bring a note for me to sign for billions of Naira, how can that be done? This country requires a strong leader”, he said.

Governor Wike while expressing surprise the President signed trillions of Naira to purchase arms but the arms were not purchased under the then Service Chiefs and nothing was done.

“At the end of the day, he compensated them with ambassadorial appointments, what kind of a country is this, what kind of leadership?, The Governor enquired.

“You saw a President yesterday who said that the 2022 budget is unimplementable but yet went ahead and signed it, something you know that will not help the country, but you could not face the National Assembly and tell them that you will not sign it, take it back”, he added.

“But the electoral act, you discovered errors that direct primaries will be too expensive and it will affect security you will not sign, but the budget that affects the lives of millions of people of the country which you know cannot work, you sign it, haba”, Wike further said.

According to him, “I don’t understand it, it doesn’t make any sense, I won’t sign if I know that it is not going to help to grow the economy whether it is overblown, I will not sign it. I will not go to compromise”.

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