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Wike Governor says Nigeria is deeply divided

The Governor also called on Nigerians to unite against hate speech and all forms of divisiveness.

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Governor Nyesom Wike of River State.

(Daily Post)

The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has said that Nigeria has been deeply divided.

Punch reports, that Wike said this while speaking during his Independence Day address at the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

The Governor also called on Nigerians to unite against hate speech and all forms of divisiveness.

Wike said that Nigeria has not been moving forward because of the failure to restructure the country in the path of progress.

He said “After nearly 18 unbroken years of democracy and despite positive assertions to the contrary, our democracy keeps floundering under the watch of the Federal Government just as the vast majority of Nigerians are alienated from the state and estranged from the development process and denied the dividends of democracy.

“If economic progress is the test of our democracy, then we have woefully failed as a nation. For 57 years, we abandoned all other economic options and depended on a single economic product derived from the natural bowels of the Niger Delta.

“We all crave for strong national institutions to support our democracy, protect our freedoms and advance our development.

“Unfortunately, instead of advancing our democracy and protecting our liberties, some of our most important national institutions, especially the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Nigeria Police have become the undertakers of their destruction by acts of deliberate compromise, partisanship and even sabotage in the discharge of their constitutional responsibilities.

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“How else can we attribute INEC’s misfeasance and criminal complicity in the emerging, but strange jurisprudential contraption in election disputes, where fake results produced and procured from the custody of terribly partisan police agency were validated and accepted as evidentially superior to its own results by the electoral tribunals to overturn the returns it genuinely and rightly made in respect of the outcome of the 2016 legislative re-run elections in Rivers State?”

Governor Nyesom Wike has constantly maintained that he will not give any group the chance to disturb the peace in Rivers state.

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