…Tambuwal to chair it
From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
A meeting of governors of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is scheduled to hold today, Monday in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
They intend to discuss issues around security situation in the nation.
About 15 of them are expected to attend the meeting.
The state governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde is expected to play host to the event.
It could be recalled that similar meeting was held in Makurdi, the Benue State capital sometime last month.
The agenda of the meeting released by the Director-General of the PDP Governors Forum, Hon CID Maduabum, on Sunday, indicated that the meeting would be presided over by its chairman and Sokoto State governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
The Makurdi meeting suggested devolution of power and restructuring of the country as a way out of its crises, lamenting the deteriorating relations between various groups in the nation.
They said that they were deeply worried that “indeed, all our fault lines and differences are being stretched to the limit by a government that clearly lacks the capacity to govern. The meeting agreed that this has given rise to ethnic and tribal tensions, religious divisions, and various forms of social and political cleavages.”
The governors concluded that the country was in dire need of leadership at the federal level to avert the looming disaster.
They also expressed concern that the security of lives and property of the people of the nation was no longer guaranteed under the present administration as a result of leadership incompetence and mismanagement of the nation’s affairs.
While noting that governors have a role to play in the handling of some of the worsening situations, they regretted that “their hands are tied behind their backs as the entire coercive authority in the country is monopolised by the APC federal government.”