The President had said days ago that he told two Southern governors to go back and tackle insecurity in their states, instead of running to him.
However, Wike feels the President’s comments are unfounded and without sense, as he maintained that Buhari is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and not just there to be securing loans.
While commissioning a road project in Etche Local Government Area on Tuesday, Wike said through his Spokesman, Kelvin Ebiri “Mr President, you’re the Commander- in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. You appoint Inspector General of Police (IG), you appoint the Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Director of Department of State Service (DSS) and other heads of security. Which one do we appoint? How can people appointed by Mr. President be under me?” Wike asked.
“It is not only to borrow money for Nigeria that you’re in charge. You must also be in charge in other things including security. Who signed order 10? Is it the governors? It is not when things are going bad concerning security, and you say you’re not in charge, and it becomes governors’ responsibility.”
“Mr President should have come out openly and said, my APC governors, stop worrying me. Go back to your states and do your work. On that, I support him.”
He added that Buhari’s administration should admit that it can no longer protect the lives of Nigerians and quit acting as if it is in control.