Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that Nigeria is now completely directionless, with the country permanently on a dangerous downward.
This is as he regretted that the alleged politicization of governance process which, he said has entrenched despair across the country.
Wike spoke on Monday while swearing-in four judges of the Rivers State Judiciary and the Customary Court of Appeal, at Government House, Port Harcourt.
The governor commended elder statesman, General Theophilus Danjuma for saying the obvious truth about the security architecture of the country.
He stated that Rivers State security has been deliberately compromised by security agencies who work with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to undermine security of lives and property.
Wike said, “The recent deliberate crisis and threat to violence by the APC on the setting up of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps underscores the devilish schemes to promote insecurity in Rivers State.
“Nigeria has gotten to a point that we don’t know where we are heading. I don’t use to fast, but I will fast for God to keep General Danjuma. General Theophilus Danjuma has said the obvious truth. It is happening daily in Rivers State.
“We are setting up our Neighbourhood Safety Corps, but they are generating crisis. We only replicated what is in existence in Lagos State, but nobody queries that of Lagos State. Only recently, Nasarawa State launched her outfit, without being challenged.”
The governor berated the APC-federal government for abandoning the solemn duty of protection of lives and property in pursuit of 2019 re-election.
On the swearing-in of the judges, Wike charged them to uphold the rule of law and be fearless in their dispensation of justice.
He urged the judges not to allow themselves to be intimidated by agents of the political class, adding that if they fail in their responsibilities, they will be called to account by God.
The governor told the judges that they now have the opportunity to make the state a better place by enthroning justice.
The Judges sworn-in by the Rivers State Governor include: Justice Godwin Ollor and Justice Uche K-Chuku of the Rivers State High Court and Justice Legor Senewo and Justice Frank Onyiri of the Rivers State Customary Court of Appeal.