APC Governors Meet In Abuja, Calls On Nigerians To See Initiative As A Process To Deepen Democracy
Progressive Governors Alliance Meets In Abuja, Calls On Nigerians To See Initiative As A Process To Deepen Democracy
The Progressive Governors’ Alliance (PGA) on Tuesday held its second meeting at the Lagos House, Abuja and resolved to reiterate its clarion call on all Nigerians to understand and see the ongoing merger initiative by various political parties as a credible process to deepen democracy and national renewal.
In a communiqué read after the meeting by the Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, the Governors expressed support for the name All Progressives’ Congress adopted by the merger committee because it captures the spirit of cooperation and compromise that the Governors espoused and it underscores the imperative of rescuing Nigeria from decay.
The Abuja meeting which is a follow up to the first meeting which took place in Lagos last week was attended by ten Governors including Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who was absent at the last meeting.
The Communique further adds that following the overwhelming public support that has greeted the announcement of the merger, the Progressive Governors’ Alliance (PGA) also announced the Establishment of the Zonal Contact & Mobilisation Committees headed across the six geopolitical zones by Governor Ibrahim Geidam Of Yobe State (North East), Governor Tanko Almakura – Nasarawa (North Central), Governor Abdulaziz Yari – Zamfara State (North West), Governor Rochas Okorocha- Imo State – South East, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State – South- South and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State (South West).
The Committee it said would mobilize support for the Party across political, social, religious, ethnic and professional interest groups in the country.
“Given the desire of Nigerians for change, our party will undertake to facilitate radical social economic and political reformation of the country. Our programme priorities shall be agricultural development, jobs creation, free education, affordable healthcare, infrastructural development, adequate power supply, eradication of poverty and corruption and rapid technological advancement and industrialization”, the Communique adds.
The Governors stressed in the communiqué that they shall pride themselves as social democrats that are committed to organize the society based on the values of justice for all and individual freedom where everyone’s basic needs are fulfilled.
Responding to enquiries from newsmen on what informed his presence at the second meeting
in Abuja after being absent from the first one in Lagos, the Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said the explanations adduced in Lagos by the Captain of the class of A.C.N Governors, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) succinctly explains what was responsible for his absence and that he is fully in support of all the resolutions arrived at by the Governors during both meetings.
Those who attended includeBorno- Alhaji Kashim Shettima, Imo- Chief Rochas Okorocha,
Lagos-Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Ekiti- Dr Kayode Fayemi, Nassarawa, Alhaji Tanko Almakura, Ogun- Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Oyo- Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Osun- Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Edo, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Zamfara State -Alhaji Abdulazziz Abubakar Yari.
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