Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers state, has promised to nip on bud the security challenges presently bedeviling the country if given the mandate to pilot the Affairs of the Nigerian nation come next political dispensation.
He made the promise on Thursday in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state, while in the state to solicit for the support of delegates and the party’s stalwarts ahead the forthcoming presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP).
Wike, as noticed by our political correspondent, is among the numerous presidential aspirants presently seeking to hoist high the PDP banner in the next general election.
Optimistic of emerging the number one citizen of the country if given the PDP presidential ticket, he urged the delegates to endeavour to vote a credible candidate that has the capacity of addressing the nation’s present security predicaments.
Believing that the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of President Mohammedu Buhari, has failed the country, he said “if I were President Mohammdu Buhari, I would have resigned from office.
According to him ” any government that cannot protect the lives and properties of its citizens, has no business in government”.
Wondering why the incumbent administration of President Buhari, has not deemed it fit to take the issue of security serious, he opined that “there is no part of Nigeria that is secure today even Katsina” adding that “the President’s state is one of the worst affected”.
Further arguing that “any government that cannot protect the lives and properties of its citizens does not deserve to be in power” he said ” if I am President Buhari, I would have come out to tell Nigerians that I have tried my best, but my best is not good enough therefore I am resigning”.
He was observed to have as well thrown his weight to that of governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, who has being at the forefront clamoring for state police.
According to him “state Police is imperative to tackling insecurity. It is very key” adding that “It is only those who understand the terrain of a place that can effectively police the area. Besides it will bring job opportunities to our teeming youths”.
Also on his part, Ishaku, who was being an advocate of state polic, affirmed that the creation of state police is long over due and must be done for the country to be secure.
Wondering why the National Assembly did not deemed it fit to include the creation of state Police in the constitutional amendment process currently ongoing , he urged them to as a matter of urgency do the needful.
He also admonished delegates of the party to effectively make use of their votes by ensuring the emergence of candidates that have all it takes to catapult the country and the state to the height.
By Our Political Correspondent.