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VIDEO: Buhari will set Nigeria on fire if he fails to restructure —Wike


The Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike has warned that President Muhammadu Buhari will set Nigeria on fire if he fails to implement the people’s demands which includes restructuring of the country.

Governor Wike made the assertion on Thursday while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.

Wike’s statement if on the backdrop of the recent discussions held with the presidential delegation led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

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Wike noted that South-South leaders are glad to have met with the federal government over issues that concern the region.

He also expressed optimism that President Buhari will show leadership by listening to what the people want.


Recall that Gambari led ministers and federal lawmakers to meetings with leaders of the six geopolitical zones to address issues arising from fallout of the #EndSARS protests in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Tuesday.

At the meeting, the South-South leaders including the Rivers State governor demanded the restructuring of the country in line with the principle of true federalism.


Wike said further: “I am not a pessimist. I don’t believe that because you didn’t do what you agreed to do yesterday, therefore, you will not do what you agree to do today.

“Even if he (Buhari) has not done what he told Nigerians he would do, he can say, look, I promised Nigerians yesterday, I didn’t do that and that is affecting my integrity and so, for people who know me, I will implement what I have said.

“People have raised the issue that they don’t think anything will come out of the dialogues. I don’t agree with them.

“I believe that if the President does not do it, given the opportunity he has now, he will be putting Nigeria on fire.”

He continued: “He may not necessarily implement everything the people may want but let the people see the concrete evidence that under President Buhari, he has been able to implement one, two, three, four demands by the people.

“If he (Buhari) doesn’t take this opportunity now to implement some of these requests, I don’t think it will be very good for Nigerians and for his legacy.”

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