The Lagos State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria has lambasted the Presidency and the PDP for the sowing and sustenance of crisis in the Nigeria Governors Forum. The party says that PDP and the Jonathan presidency by their many noxious actions are creating doubts on the minds of Nigerians on their faith in democracy, which they have leveraged to gain undue advantage over all Nigerians since 1999.
In a release in Lagos, signed by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of ACN, Joe Igbokwe, the party said that by the way and manner the PDP and the Jonathan presidency has gone to create crisis in a body that unites Nigerian governors and the audacious manner they are going to sustain this crisis verged on illegality are enough to warn Nigerians that those that benefitted greatly from our fight against militarism are not ready to depart from the paths of illegality and unconstitutionality. It advises Nigerians to brace up for further struggles if they are not to continue witnessing the deliberate distortion of democracy to benefit a small cabal that neither believes in democracy nor are desirous of its growth in the country.
“By now, Nigerians are all aware of the undue interest shown by the PDP and the presidency to annex the NGF for their self serving purposes before the NGF election. Such desperation found meaning in the orchestrated campaign of calumny the presidency and the PDP launched against the Chairman of NGF, Governor Chibuike Amaechi over the unfounded speculation that he was eyeing the Vice presidency.
Further show of this inordinate desire to conquer and annex the NGF were the hasty formation of a PDP Governors’ Forum, threats against governors suspected not to harbor positive interest to PDP and the presidency’s agenda, deployment of carrot to woo governors to support the takeover of the NGF among other means.