Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Thursday slammed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari over the lopsided appointment of his government.
Wike, who wondered why Atiku was silent for seven years, dared him to stop fooling Nigerians.
Atiku had slammed Buhari’s government over the lopsided appointment in the country’s security architecture.
Stressing that over 17 heads of security agencies under the Buhari administration are Northerners, Atiku assured that all regions would be represented if he’s elected president.
However, Wike rubbished Atiku’s remark on Thursday in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Speaking, Wike said:
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“When I hear people go to town hall meetings and they say all kinds of things they say. They say “I will implement restructuring, they will make sure every zone will have a member in the security council, that it is not good for one zone to produce all the security chiefs.
“Why are Nigerians so gullible that anything they hear they take? If you want to say I will implement this or do this, I will say okay this one you have now start from here. If you cannot do this one, can you do the other one when you are there?
“Nobody should deceive us. There are many people, who have left offices for years; you see those who are surrounding them, are broke. All they want to do is to have the opportunity to come back to power. Nigerians must open their eyes.
“Some people now are criticising Buhari for appointing all the service chiefs from the North, why did they not challenge Buhari since? Election has come and they are talking. Who is fooling who?
“All these past seven years, you couldn’t challenge Buhari of doing that and now the election has come and you want to win our hearts. We know ourselves. Nobody can fool anybody. Some people say they would form a government of national unity. It is not talking, start now to implement it.”