APC post­pones con­gresses to at­tend Jonathan se­cu­rity meet­ing

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Balarabe Alka­s­sim

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.

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