APC Governors Ridicule President Jonathan With Visit to the Heart of Maiduguri
But for the absence of Ajimobi of Oyo and Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, eight governors from the yet to be registered opposition APC were in attendance at the meeting which took place on Thursday at the Government House, Maiduguri, Borno State where they continued discussion on the formation of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The visit of the governors is seen as ridicule to the persistent refusal by President Goodluck Jonathan to visit Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state since the Boko Haram insurgency began few years ago.
The governors held the 3rd meeting of the group since the announcement of the merger and also visited the popular Maiduguri market where evidence of Boko Haram’s violence is clearly visible, following which a donation of N100 million each was announced for Borno and Yobe states.
Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state reiterated what he called “the irrevocable determination of the governors to the emergence of the APC.”
He expressed the solidarity and support of his colleagues to the government and people of Borno and Yobe States over the insurgency that has been bedeviling the two states. He commended Governors Kashim Shettima and Ibrahim Geidam for their efforts in containing the insurgency.
He added that one of the decisions taken by the governors at the meeting is a tour of all states of the federation to sensitize Nigerians on what the APC stands for and seek their support.
“We wish to inform Nigerians that we would soon embark on a national outreach and sensitisation activities. We call on all Nigerians to support our efforts to rescue our country from a visionless leadership,” he said.
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