Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari “bloodthirsty” government is plotting to assassinate him.
Wike also described the Buhari government as one that does not have respect for the rule of law and democratic principles.
The former Education Minister also claimed that Nigeria is in hard times under the leadership of Buhari.
He said the All Progressives Congress (APC’s) plot to snatch Rivers from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would fail, expressing readiness to give his life in keeping the APC away from the oil-rich state.
“It won’t happen in my state, but I know they will kill a lot of persons. I can tell you they will kill a lot of us,” Wike told Premium Times.
“No problem, this is the sacrifice we have to make for democracy to thrive. Even those who will kill also know they have children, they don’t know who will come after their own children.
“You can be a major-general, you kill people, you don’t know who will come after your children tomorrow.”
In addition, he said, “Everybody must be ready to make sacrifices, and in doing this it could take your life. That’s life!
“I have told my wife and children, this is where we have found ourselves. This is a bloodthirsty government.
“I see myself that I may not be alive. It is obvious. The government is determined, they have made up their mind, but we are ready to die. We must stand up for the truth.
“They have the instrument of coercion, they can send in the army to overrun a place. This is a government that doesn’t care; it is not a democratic government, it is a dictatorship in civilian uniform.
“I do know that I may not likely be alive. But should I be cowed when I know that my time will come when it will come?”