APC Govs Shun Maiden Progressives Governors’ Forum Meeting

Governors elected under the All Progressives Congress (APC) have shunned a planned meeting of the Progressive Governors Forum in Katsina, forcing the organisers to cancel the event.

The meeting scheduled to hold between Sept. 14 and 16, was to set legislative agenda for the implementation of the APC manifesto.

Also absent was the Senate President, Speaker, House of Representatives, Speakers of APC state assemblies and key officers of the party.

The Chairman, Local Organising Committee, Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa told newsmen that the parley had to be postponed due to poor attendance.

According to him, most of the expected dignitaries have travelled to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj.

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Senate Leadership Crisis, APC Govs To Intervene

Governors of the All Progressive Congress have resolved to wade into the leadership crisis in the senate after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari to express their displeasure over what is happening in the senate.

Addressing State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the governors of Imo and Edo states, Rochas Okorocha and Adams Oshiomhole respectively said the senators cannot continue to act in defiance of the party’s directives.

Governor Okorocha said the governors decided to meet with the president because  “we are not happy with what is happening within our senators in the National Assembly.

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Buhari Will Inherit Empty Treasury, APC Govs. Raise Alarm

Forum of Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed concern over the deplorable economic shape of the state of the country, lamenting that President-elect, Gen Mohammadu Buhari, will inherit empty treasure from the President Goodluck Jonathan administration in May 29.

The Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, who dropped the hint while addressing the media after the meeting of the Forum that lasted several hours at Imo Governor’s Lodge on Monday night, also warned that signals are evident that it might be extremely difficult for both the federal and state governments to pay the salary of workers for the months of May and June.

Commenting on the economic situation of the country, the Imo first citizen said: “We must admit that Nigeria economy is in a bad shape and it is obvious that most governors will not be able to pay the salaries of workers in their states. There is no magic for any governor to pay salary under this preset situation.”

“We hope to present it to the president-elect, Gen Mohammadu Buhari, as one of those challenges the states and federal governments are facing in terms of payment salaries. It has become obvious that both governments may not pay April and May salaries.

“We have an incoming president who will inherit an almost empty treasury. The situation paints bold pictures of the challenges we have ahead of us. The truth is the state of our economy is in very bad shape which we need to discuss with the president-elect, make some projections with him and see how we can move the country forward,” he lamented.

The former presidential aspirant had while giving insight into what transpired in the meeting, said: “This is the first introductory meeting to deliberate on all that took place during the just concluded elections, the challenges, merits and demerits. The meeting also created an avenue for the APC governors to familiarize ourselves with each other.

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