Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has said President Buhari is under pressure from leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to declare a state of emergency in Rivers State.
Wike claims he learnt of this pressure during his meeting with the President at the state house recently. He disclosed this yesterday in Port Harcourt, when he granted audience to Anglican Bishops of Niger Delta Province.
The Governor said due to the mass insecurity across the country, the evil eyes of the plotters have left Rivers State. He said, “When you sit and plot evil against Rivers State, you will not know peace.
If they don’t apologise for plotting and executing evil against Rivers State, they will never know peace.” Wike said Rivers survived the pressure and crisis because of the prayers of clerics and the Church.
He urged the church to take interest in the leadership that will emerge in the country at all levels, warning that a bad political leadership will affect everyone.
The governor said that in other climes, if ten persons are killed, the President visits to personally assess the situation. He pointed out that the country has become a security nightmare with 73 persons killed in Benue and mass burial organised for them, with the Presidency acting as if nothing happened.
Speaking further, Wike reiterated that his administration would set up a Christian Trust Fund to cater for indigent clerics. He said that funds have been proposed in 2018 Budget for that purpose.