PDP Governors bemoan state of the Nation, reiterates call for state Police. The opposition Peoples Democratic



The opposition Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Governors have decried the worsening economic and security situation in the country.
As a result they reiterated their earlier call for state police

This was part of the communique issued Monday after the Forims meeting held in Abuja.
Details below:

The PDP Governors’ Forum held a meeting under the leadership of H.E Governor Bala Mohammed, CON, at the Oyo State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja on Monday, 12th February 2024.

2. The meeting deliberated on various issues of interest and concern to the Forum, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the country and issued the following Communiqué:

i. The meeting reviewed the State of the Nation and noted the hardship being faced by Nigerians as a result of the economic and security challenges facing the nation. The Forum consequently urges the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency embark on initiatives involving all the sub national governments to bring a lasting solution to the crises. The PDP Governors will continue to play their part in the effort to bring security and succour to our people.

ii. To this end, we reiterate our call for State Police with appropriate safeguards to avoid any abuse or overreach by any tier of government.

iii. The Forum decried the falling value of the Naira and requested the monetary and fiscal authorities to find appropriate solutions.

iv. The meeting further reviewed recent developments in the Peoples Democratic Party and committed to leading efforts to revamp and reposition the party to serve as an effective opposition to the ruling Party in Nigeria.

v. Furthermore, the Forum passed a vote of confidence in the Iliya Damagum led National Working Committee (NWC) of the Party and urged it to put in motion the machinery for convening meetings of the appropriate organs of the party – from Caucus to National Executive Committee (NEC) as soon as possible.

3. Those in attendance were:

i. Gov. Bala Mohammed, CON – Bauchi State – Chairman
ii. Gov Siminalayi Fubara – Rivers State – Vice Chairman
iii. Gov. Seyi Makinde – Oyo State – Member (Host)
iv. Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri -Adamawa State – Member
v. Gov. Caleb Mutfwang – Plateau State – Member
vi. Gov. Dauda Lawal -Zamfara State – Member
vii. Gov. Kefas Agbu -Taraba State – Member
viii. Gov. Godwin Obaseki- Edo State – Member
ix. Dep. Gov. Ifeanyi Ossai – Enugu State – Member
x. Dep Gov. Monday John Onyeme – Delta State – Member

Sen. Bala Mohammed, CON
Chairman, PDP Governors’ Forum

12th February, 2024.

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