APC explains absence at meeting
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.”