By evangelist.com.ng edition, Wednesday July 12, 2023.
The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum (PDP-GF) has called on the federal government to tackle insecurity in the country.
The PDP governors made the appeal in a communique issued after their meeting on Tuesday in Abuja.
The communique was read by the forum’s Chairman, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.
Mr Mohammed said the governors at the meeting expressed their concerns on the deteriorating security situation in the country, especially the destruction of lives and properties in Plateau and Zamfara States, among others.
“The meeting consequently advised the federal government and security agencies to rise to the situation and bring the situation under control.
“In the interim, the forum would cooperate with the federal government on issues concerning the welfare of Nigerians and good governance while striving to maintain the independence and autonomy of the forum through offering constructive criticisms where necessary,” Mr Mohammed said.
He also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the security agencies, and the federal government to be neutral in the off-season elections in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo States.
Mr Mohammed said the meeting resolved to work together and unite the forum.
“The aim of the forum is to provide a platform for peer review of issues, policies, programmes and achievements (legacy projects) of member-Governors across the PDP States,” he said.
Asked about their stand on a PDP substantive national chair, Mr Mohammed said it was an affair for the party to decide, not the governors.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all the governors elected on the platform of PDP were in attendance except that of Rivers, Siminalayi Fubara.
When asked why he was not at the meeting, Mr Mohammed explained that Mr Fubara took the excuse that he would not be able to attend.
The forum chair, however, assured that all PDP governors are unit. (NAN)