Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the present Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari lacks integrity and cares less about the well-being of Nigerians.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Board and Management of Independent Newspaper Limited on Monday at the Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said the Buhari-led Federal Government was the most corrupt administration since the nation gained independence.
He added the Buhari administration was the worst the country had ever witnessed.
“There is no integrity anywhere in the administration. They sold all our valued assets and used the funds to sponsor the APC Presidential campaign, yet they claim that they have integrity,” he said.
Governor Wike commended the media for rising up in defense of the country and judiciary after the Federal Government moved to muzzle the Judiciary.
He said that the media has a key role in checking the excesses of the present administration.
“The press has a great role to play in the survival of the nation’s democracy. They are struggling to tarnish the image of the Judiciary, and this must be resisted”, he said.
Governor Wike said with the sustained evil machinations of the APC Federal Government, Nigerians should expect the worst.
He said that the actions of the APC Federal Government are aimed at destabilizing the political system.
Earlier the Managing Director of Independent Newspapers Limited Mr. Ade Ogidan announced the nomination of Governor Wike as the Newspaper’s Political Icon of the year 2018.
He said the Newspaper arrived at the decision in view of the roles of Governor Wike in stabilizing the PDP as a strong opposition force.
He also commended the Rivers State Governor for the pragmatism he has displayed since assuming the reins of governance.