Nyesom Wike of Rivers State Governor, urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to accept and do the wish of Nigerians and grant the people’s requests.
He said if the President did not implement some of the requests by leaders during the recent discussions with the presidential delegation led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari will set the country ‘on fire’.
It was learnt that Gambari led ministers and federal lawmakers to the meetings with leaders of the six geopolitical zones.
The meeting was held to address concerns raised in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests.
On Tuesday, Gambari and the presidential delegation had met with governors and leaders of the South-South geopolitical zone in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
At the meeting, the South-South leaders demanded the restructuring of the country in line with the principle of true federalism.
According to them, the restructuring will guarantee peace, security and stability in the country.
Wike said Buhari still has time to implement the will of the people and produce a legacy for himself.
He said, “I am not a pessimist. I don’t believe that because you didn’t do what you agreed to do yesterday, therefore, you will not do what you agree to do today. Even if he (Buhari) has not done what he told Nigerians he would do, he can say, look, I promised Nigerians yesterday, I didn’t do that and that is affecting my integrity and so, for people who know me, I will implement what I have said.
“People have raised the issue that they don’t think anything will come out of the dialogues. I don’t agree with them. I believe that if the President does not do it, given the opportunity he has now, he will be putting Nigeria on fire.”
Wike said it is a political will to implement what the people want which is a key to good governance.
He said the President in order to show good leadership, should listen to Nigerians and by implementing the people’s requests.
“He may not necessarily implement everything the people may want but let the people see the concrete evidence that under President Buhari, he has been able to implement one, two, three, four demands by the people.
“If he (Buhari) doesn’t take this opportunity now to implement some of these requests, I don’t think it will be very good for Nigerians and for his legacy.”