The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has described Nigeria as a nation that has been dwarfed by underdevelopment.
The governor made this observation during the special thanksgiving service for the PDP candidates of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District on Sunday at the All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Bori, Khana Local Government Area.
Wike said although, President Muhammadu Buhari was among the few Nigerians he respects, but the fact remained that the current administration had failed Nigerians through lack of meaningful projects delivery.
He described the Federal Government’s fight against corruption as a survival trick by a non-performing government, adding that he would continue to say the truth even if the Federal Government viewed it as hate speech.
“I have respect for the President. He is the President of all Nigerians and not of a political party. But the country is stagnant. There is no development going on.
“All you are hearing about the fight against corruption is a mere survival trick by a non-performing government. The only story they have is Diezani. Even that story will soon end.
“Hate speech is used to suppress the ability of the people to resist the evils being perpetrated by the APC Federal Government,” the governor said.
“Whether it is Army or Police, what happened during the rerun will not happen in 2019. We cannot fold our hands. God has given us the opportunity to defend ourselves,” he stressed.