The governor of Rivers State of Nigeria, Nyesom Wike, has accused the National Assembly of not exercising adequate checks and restraints on the activities of executive arm of government, as they are mandated to do under the Nigerian constitution.
Speaking on Sunday in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, during an interdenominational church thanksgiving in commemoration of the 61st anniversary of Nigeria, Governor, Governor Wike berated the National Assembly for always accepting whatever the executive brings without proper scrutiny.
Wike said, “A legislature that cannot think, anything they bring is right. A legislature that cannot see that Nigeria has gotten to the age for conducting a free and fair election.
“A legislature that will close their eyes, any time they want to borrow, they borrow. A legislature that will not ask; this money we are going to borrow, where is it? Where are you applying it?
“So indeed what are we celebrating?”
Wike frowned at the “intimidation” of judges in Nigeria, claiming that judges have abandoned their duties because of fear.
He decried the present climate of “division, enmity and hatred” amongst Nigerians, saying that Nigeria needs God now, more than ever before.