Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has affirmed his decision to impose the open grazing ban.
The open grazing ban was a subject of discussion during the Southern Governor’s meeting which was held in Delta. All 17 of the State Government agreed to enforce the open grazing ban in their States as a way of curbing insecurity in the country.
In his speech at a Civic reception organized in his honour by the Ogoni Ethnic Nationalityof Rivers State in Bori headquarters of Khana Local Government Area on Saturday, May 15, Woke stated that their demands must be respected and that the people of the South are “not second class citizens”.
He added that he has taken further measures to fulfill what the Southern Governors said in Asaba and if anybody wants to die over it, they should “go and die and hang themselves on electric pole”.
He went on to state that he was unfazed and not frighten by oppositions as no one can take his life when it is not his time. He reiterated that he is not scared of anyone hence he wouldn’t be cowed.
The Governor said:
“Look, I have been in government, I am in opposition, nobody can cow me.
Magnus (Abe) they know their government cannot cow me. I will say what I will say and I will do what is right for my people. Nobody will do me anything. I will die the day God says it is my day. Nobody can take my life when it is not time for me to die. So, let nobody be afraid.
Let me also use this opportunity to say, all those who are saying why should Southern Governors ban grazing – I have take further steps to fulfill what the Southern Governors said in Asaba. If anybody wants to die, go and die and hang yourself on electric pole.
We have taken a position and we are not going back. Enough is enough, we are not second class citizens of this country. We also own this country and we must partake in what is happening in this country”.