The All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticised the meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, describing it as “a waste of time” and “political jamboree”.
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This was made known in a statement issued by Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), on Monday.
The PDP governors at the meeting spoke about the state of the nation and described the current administration as “incompetent”. They subsequently urged President Muhammadu Buhari to create state police and ensure the devolution of powers in order to grant more powers and responsibilities to the federating units (state governments) in order to tackle the rising spate of insecurity across the country.
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The governors also expressed their support for the restructuring of the country and asked the president to send an Executive Bill to the National Assembly specifying the amendment of the 1999 constitution.
But reacting, the APC said the meeting of the opposition governors lacked substance because it failed to propose “meaningful and patriotic contributions on the review of the state of the nation”.
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According to the ruling party, President Buhari’s effort in improving security, devolution of powers and the economy is second to none.
The statement read: “It is disappointing that the supposed PDP governors consultative meeting turned out to be a political jamboree and its outcome a waste of time with no substance.
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“The efforts and records of the President Muhammadu Buhari government on revamping the economy, devolution of powers, governance, upgrading the country’s security architecture, addressing perennial farmer-herder crisis/clashes, public sector reforms, is visible and unmatched.
“Nigerians recall that President Buhari on 20th May 2020 signed an executive order on implementation of financial autonomy for state legislature and state judiciary, which the same PDP governors have rejected.
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“This government will continue to identify and partner with patriotic and well-meaning individuals and interests in all determined efforts to make the country better and address our challenges.”
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