President Buhari receives Gov Wike in Aso Rock for the first time, 4 years after they were both elected into office in 2019 President Buhari receives Gov Wike in Aso Rock for the first time, 4 years after they were both elected into office in 2019 President Buhari receives Gov Wike in Aso Rock for the first time, 4 years after they were both elected into office in 2019

RIVERS OF ANARCHY

By / What's Hot / Wednesday, 03 March 2021 20:56

General Muhammadu Buhari as a Military Head of State ruled by Decrees and naturally got described as a Dictator. Several years after his ouster and incarceration, he chose a different path through democracy and has since transformed from being a Dictator to a Democrat where he follows laws enacted by the National Assembly to govern as a democratically elected President.

 

On the other hand is Gov Nyesom Wike if Rivers State who has never had a military background but has from his days as a Local Government Chairman in Rivers State, ruled with iron fists, using the dreaded Obio/Akpor thugs known as Taskforce to deal ruthlessly with those perceived to be flouting the laws, especially traders. Since becoming Governor in 2015, he has not left anyone in doubt of his penchant for using brute force to whip "dissidents" back to line. Yes, he runs an authoritarian state under a democracy and that is not far from what we call Civilian Dictatorship.

Unlike Buhari, who followed what is common with every trained military personnel, Wike has no provision in the law that confers on him such rights to confiscate and auction properties belonging to perceived defaulters of the COVID-19 orders.

 

His actions are not only reminiscent of the days of the Military in Government, they have constantly eroded all we achieved since the return to uninterrupted democratic rule, 21 years ago!

Unlike Gen Buhari who was removed through a Military Coup, Wike cannot be fired nor impeached by the Rivers State House of Assembly, even if has consistently breached the laws. Yes, under President Obasanjo, very many Governors were impeached for crimes not anywhere close to what Wike has dished out on Rivers people.

So, who will save the helpless people of the State from the marauding Civilian despot whose thirst and passion for absolute power cannot be quenched?

 

The Elders have been silenced, the Traditional Rulers are diminished. The Clergy have been bought over and the Youths, muscled into closed Whatsapp groups.

The Presidency feigns ignorance and the political class, clapping just for their daily bread.

 

The masses are yawning and waiting for the manna called palliatives and only the bold are speaking.

It is obvious that only Divinity can save the people from the self acclaimed messiah and life giver.

I rest my case!

 

Published first, May, 2020

 

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Obiaruko Christie Ndukwe

Obiaruko Christie Ndukwe

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