APC ex­plains ab­sence at meet­ing

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Balarabe Alka­s­sim

The All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) has de­nied re­ports that its 16 gov­er­nors had shunned the meet­ing with Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan.

In a state­ment in La­gos, In­terim Na­tional Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary Al­haji Lai Mo­hammed said the gov­er­nors of APC-con­trolled states were given the im­pres­sion that the meet­ing had been called off which ex­plains their ab­sence.

“On Wed­nes­day, the Pres­i­dency called the Chief De­tail of the Kwara State Govern­ment to say that the meet­ing has been called off,” Mo­hammed said.

He added that it was based on that in­for­ma­tion, which ap­par­ently got to other gov­er­nors of the APC and there­fore, they did not show up.

“Now that the meet­ing has been held, it is in­cum­bent on the Pres­i­dency to launch an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the source of the call to the Kwara State Govern­ment and what the call was meant to achieve,” Mo­hammed said.

“Ir­re­spec­tive of the to­tally un­founded and ab­so­lutely ir­re­spon­si­ble al­le­ga­tion that the APC is be­hind the es­ca­lat­ing se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion, our party will not shy away from any se­ri­ous ef­fort to end the ter­ror­ist at­tacks in our coun­try. There­fore, it is not true that our Gov­er­nors shunned the meet­ing with the Pres­i­dent.”

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