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PDP governors’ meeting disappointing, says APC

• May 17, 2021
Senator John Akpanudoedehe
Senator John Akpanudoedehe

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described Monday’s meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting held in Ibadan, as a “political jamboree” with “no substance.”

Senator John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Mr Akpanudoedehe said the APC was disappointed that the meeting which should ordinarily be used to consult and proffer solutions to the nation’s challenges was turned to an avenue to attack the ruling party and it’s government.

“Going by the communique issued by the PDP Governors’ Forum at the end of its meeting on Monday, it is unfortunate that the PDP governors chose to engage in misplaced name calling and abuses,” he said.

The PDP governors at the end of their meeting in Ibadan called on the “incompetent and rudderless” ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to make policies that will foster national unity and cohesion.

The governors also demanded devolution of powers to the federating state’s while calling for restructuring of the country.

Mr Akpanudoedehe, however, feels the PDP governors failed to seize a golden opportunity provided by the meeting to offer meaningful and patriotic contributions to the state of the nation.

He stressed that the efforts and records of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government on revamping the economy and devolution of powers was visible and unmatched.

He added that the administration’s efforts at upgrading the country’s security architecture, governance and electoral reforms, addressing perennial farmers and herders clashes,and  public sector reforms were also visible.

Mr Akpanudoedehe recalled that President Buhari on May 20, 2020 signed an executive order on the implementation of financial autonomy of state legislature and Judiciary, which he claims was rejected by the PDP governors.

He assured Nigerians that the Buhari-led government would continue to identify and partner with patriotic and well meaning individuals and interests in its determined efforts to make the country better while addressing its challenges.

(NAN)

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