Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has warned President Muhammadu Buhari that he risked setting the country on fire if he fails to listen to Nigerians.
Wike made the comments, Thursday, after he and other South-South leaders met with a federal delegation on Tuesday.
At the meeting, the leaders demanded restructuring and fiscal federalism. Buhari had called those pressuring him on restructuring “unpatriotic elements”.
“I am not a pessimist,” Wike told Channels TV this morning.
“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.
“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,” the governor added.