APC Postpones Congresses to Allow Governors Attend Security Meeting
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has announced the postponement of its state congresses scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, to allow its
governors attend the rescheduled expanded National Security Council meeting fixed for the same.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its Interim National
Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the postponement to Saturday, April 26, is a confirmation of “the party’s stand to be part of all genuine efforts to end the insurgency in the country, and its strong belief that bipartisanship must replace the crass partisanship of the presidency and the ruling party if the security crisis is to be overcome”.
APC asked the PDP to refrain from politicizing the security challenges
in Nigeria and condemned the president for not inviting its governor to an earlier security meeting.
“Cunningly edging out the APC governors from Thursday’s meeting of the expanded National Security Council is a bad strategy because, despite
belonging to the opposition, our governors are not any less of
stakeholders on the issue of our nation’s security than governors of
the PDP or its satellite parties.
“As a matter of fact, three of the states worst hit by the ongoing
insurgency are being presided over by APC Governors, hence they are indispensable to any serious effort aimed at ending the security conundrum,” the party said.
The APC said it wonders why the governors of the PDP, Labour Party and APGA could have discussed with the President at Thursday’s surreptitious meeting that they did not want APC Governors to know about.
“Every trick in the book was employed to give APC Governors the impression that the meeting had been called off, only for those who believe they are the ‘real stakeholders’ to go ahead with the meeting,and then attempt to deceive Nigerians into believing that APC governors shunned the meeting. Unfortunately for the deceivers, truth – as always – has prevailed and they have fallen on their own swords,” APC said in the statement.
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