NUJ, RMG reject calls for removal of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa govs
The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Rights Monitoring Group (RMG) has urged the federal government to avoid heeding the call for the removal of Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states governors over the rising insurgency in their states and the seeming failure of the emergency rule.
NUJ National President, Mallam Mohammed Garba, in company of other officials of the union told reporters in Abuja that removing the governors would not solve the problem and would be counter-productive.
National Coordinator of RMG, Comrade Olufemi Aduwo, told Daily Trust in an interview that the President should not agree to remove the governors as such moves could truncate the present democratic dispensation.
“We are worried that rather than working together to solve the insecurity challenge facing the country, the federal government and the state governors under the emergency rule and those affected in one way or the other by the insurgency seems to be working in discordant tunes,” he said.
The NUJ boss said: “INEC said the ban on political activities is subsisting, yet the languages of politicians are very disturbing. It is disturbing that our politicians are yet to be matured by their utterances.”