The Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa), has accused the Southern Governors Discussion board of enjoying to the gallery with their demand for restructuring.
State governors from the southern a part of the nation, on Tuesday, met in Asaba and issued a communique wherein they demanded the rapid restructuring of Nigeria and the banning of open grazing of their areas of jurisdiction.
Nonetheless, reacting to the event in an interview with journalists in his nation residence, in Keffi, on Thursday, Adamu, who was additionally a two-term governor of Nasarawa State, alleged that the southern governors betrayed their oath of workplace and loyalty to Nigeria, by their conduct and utterances.
Adamu mentioned, “The latest assembly of the Southern Governors Discussion board is an act of betrayal of the belief Nigerians reposed in them. Every governor pledged and swore to an oath they usually emphasised loyalty to the sovereignty of this nation. Additionally they pledged their loyalty to the President of the nation. That’s their oath of workplace.
“Whereas we settle for the truth that now we have freedom of affiliation and freedom of expression as residents, they’ve failed to precise their views by the correct channel. They’re members of the Nationwide Council of State. Each governor is a member of the NCS. It additionally included former presidents who’re nonetheless residing.
“There is no such thing as a higher discussion board at their stage to take a joint choice than such a discussion board. The truth that they’ve taken a choice as a divisive transfer doesn’t communicate effectively of their intention. I really feel it’s a betrayal of belief. I feel they’re simply enjoying to the gallery.
“What they’re saying shouldn’t be new. These issues have grow to be like damaged information, saying the identical factor again and again. Why can’t they arrive to the suitable physique which is the Nationwide Meeting to mission their concepts?
“They’ve members within the Nationwide Meeting who’re representing them, if they’ve a problem that’s so vital as that which borders on the structure of the nation, they need to go there and categorical their grievances.
“We’d sit, debate it and see how greatest we will come out of it. There can’t be Nigeria if everybody desires to have issues occur in his or her personal means.
“There’s a structure and there’s a framework that we’re alleged to function as governors. To go outdoors it’s a betrayal of their oath of workplace. Every of them speaking there, when you check out what is occurring of their particular person states, they can’t in all honesty and good conscience, problem Buhari.”
In a associated improvement, the Director Common of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, appealed to Nigerians to be weary of makes an attempt by some leaders to hoodwink them into wanting away from the actual points.
He mentioned this in a press release titled, “Southern Governors Summit: Okechukwu Appeals For Warning, Canvasses Twin Restructuring,” which he signed in Abuja, on Thursday.
Okechukwu argued that granting state governors further powers right now could be counterproductive as a result of it will put democracy in grave hazard in Nigeria.
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