PDP flays APC govs over ab­sence

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The People’s Demo­cratic Party (PDP) has ac­cused the All Pro­gres­sive Congress (APC) of aiding and abet­ting ter­ror­ism in the coun­try through “omis­sion and com­mis­sion.”

In a state­ment, PDP spokesman Mr Olisa Me­tuh said yes­ter­day that APC demon­strated this when it shunned a meet­ing called by the Federal Govern­ment yes­ter­day to find so­lu­tion to the cur­rent se­cu­rity chal­lenge.

“When we said that the All Pro­gres­sive Congress (APC), as it is presently con­sti­tuted aids and abets ter­ror in Nigeria by omis­sion and com­mis­sion, some Nige­ri­ans doubted us,” Me­tuh said.

“But what fur­ther proof can there be of the cul­pa­bil­ity of the APC than the de­ci­sion of its gov­er­nors to shun the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil meet­ing called by the pres­i­dent to de­lib­er­ate on ways to bring the spon­sors of ter­ror and their foot­men to book?

“It is im­por­tant to note that APC gov­er­nors do not shun meet­ings where the Federal Govern­ment takes care of their fi­nan­cial in­ter­ests. But as this meet­ing is meant to take care of the in­ter­ests of Nige­ri­ans, they shunned it.”

But APC has de­nied boy­cotting the meet­ing, say­ing the Kwara State Gover­nor’s of­fice was called by the Pres­i­dency to say the meet­ing had been post­poned. Other gov­er­nors re­lied on this to stay away from the Villa, APC spokesman Lai Mo­hammed said.

Me­tuh said yes­ter­day: “It is cer­tainly more than cu­ri­ous that the APC gov­er­nors, par­tic­u­larly those whose states are at the thick of the Boko Haram in­sur­gency are the once who are try­ing to sub­vert meet­ings called to ad­dress the malaise.” (NAN)

PHOTO: FELIX ONIG­BINDE

From left: Chief of Naval Staff Rear Ad­mi­ral Us­man Jib­rin, Chief of De­fence Staff Air Chief Mar­shal Alex Badeh, Chief of Air Staff Air Mar­shal Ades­ola Amosu and In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Mo­hammed Abubakar, af­ter the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil meet­ing at the Pres­i­den­tial Villa in Abuja yes­ter­day.

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