Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has condemned Tuesday’s siege at the National Assembly by operatives of the State Security Services, SSS, urging Nigerians to rise up against what he called the growing dictatorship of the APC-led federal government.
Governor Wike declared that the assault on the National Assembly by the security forces was condemnable and has the capacity to truncate the nation’s democracy.
“All well-meaning Nigerians to stand up against this dictatorship. All over the world, this (the siege) has never happened,” the governor of the oil rich state declared on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
“Nigerians should not stand aloof and watch what is going on. This will consume so many people if we don’t rise against it.”
The governor called on National Assembly members to stand firm in defence of the nation’s democracy by resisting attempt to truncate the system in any guise.
“All members of the National Assembly should resist that anti-democratic attempt and stand-up to defend our democracy.”
The governor berated his colleagues, who are happy with the anti-democratic plots of the APC-led Federal Government, saying: “Those governors who are happy with what is happening today should know that it will be their turn tomorrow. The same cabal will turn against these governors.
“This is condemnable and unacceptable to us. You must follow set-down rules. You cannot talk about fighting corruption and refuse to respect the rule of law”, Governor Wike said.
Following the blockade of the National Assembly, Tuesday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo fired the director general of the SSS, Lawal Musa Daura. He was arrested soon after.