APC postpones congresses to attend Jonathan security meeting
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its state congresses scheduled for Wednesday to allow State governors belonging to the party to attend the rescheduled expanded National Security Council meeting, fixed for the same.
A statement issued in Lagos yesterday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the congresses have been postponed to Saturday, April 26.
He said the move was “a confirmation of the party’s stand to be part of all genuine efforts to end the insurgency in the country and its strong belief that bi -partisanship must replace the crass partisanship of the presidency and the ruling party if the security crisis is to be overcome.”
The APC also repeated its earlier warning to the presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to politicise Nigeria’s security and to desist from seeking to gain from the current state of widespread insecurity in the country.
“Cunningly edging out the APC Governors from Thursday’s meeting of the expanded National Security Council is a bad strategy because, despite belonging to the opposition, our Governors are not any less of stakeholders on the issue of our nation’s security than Governors of the PDP or its satellite parties,” the statement said.
“As a matter of fact, three of the states worst hit by the ongoing insurgency are being presided over by APC Governors, hence they are indispensable to any serious effort aimed at ending the security conundrum,’’ the party said.
It also wondered what the Governors of the PDP, Labour Party and APGA could have discussed with the President at Thursday’s meeting that they did not want APC Governors to know about.