PDP flays APC govs over absence
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)
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.