Invasion of Senate Was Plotted By the FG, Says Wike 


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the invasion of the Senate was an official plot by the  federal government to overthrow its leadership. 

Wike also declared that the  federal government is still plotting  to frame him, saying that the latest  plan hatched by the federal government is for someone programmed  by the security agencies to claim that he received $3million from the Rivers State Governor. 

The governor spoke during 105th annual convention of the Nigerian Baptist Convention at Ndele, Emohua Local Government Area of the state yesterday. 

He said: “They plotted to overthrow  the leadership of the Senate, but they failed. What you saw was a horrible design to remove the  Senate leadership. 

“If you know the security architecture of the National Assembly, nobody can go in easily and leave easily  without the gates being shut. These people entered and left unchallenged. 

“When the Senate gave the police a 24-hour ultimatum to find the mace, our Nigerian Police became so efficient that they traced the mace to where it was left under the bridge.”

The governor said it was unfortunate that the president went abroad to de-market the country by claiming that the  youths are lazy. 

He said no investor will invest his resources in a country where the youths lack productive capacity. 

Wike called on Nigerians to work towards a new administration at the federal level in 2019, noting that the collapse of national security, welfare  and development are enough reasons for a change of direction. 

“We are not looking for people who will give us excuses.  Since they cannot work, they should allow those with capacity to take over in 2019,”  he said.

In his sermon, President of Nigerian Baptist Convention, Rev Sampson Ayokunle, directed all churches in Nigeria  to process around  their worship centres to call for the end of senseless killings in the country. 

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria said the procession  would also serve as a call for the release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls held in captivity. 

He decried the rate at which the federal government allow senseless killings to fester across the country. 

Speaking further, he said it was disheartening that persons without the requisite qualifications gain authority beyond their capacity. 

He said the governance process has been stagnated due to the lack of capacity. 

Ayokunle called on Christians  to actively  participate in the forthcoming general election to ensure that a responsible government is enthroned in 2019.

 Prayers were said for Nigeria, Rivers State and Governor Wike. The Nigerian Baptist Convention attracted thousands of Baptist Members to Ndele, Rivers State.