The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has pledged to support the Federal Government to address insecurity and restore peace in troubled areas of the country.
The Chairman of the Forum and Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, said this while briefing newsmen at the end of the forum’s first physical meeting held on Thursday, March 11, in Abuja.
Tambuwal said that the PDP governors agreed to support the federal government initiatives in ensuring that whatever would re-establish peace in Nigeria, be it discussions, negotiations, or kinetic approach.
“As governors of the PDP, we have agreed and resolved to continue to work with the federal government with the sole aim of re-establishing peace in troubled areas of the federation.
“We must not play politics with security and we must all work together to ensure that we bring back peace in our land.
“So we have agreed to continue to work with the federal government in that regard.”
Tambuwal said that the forum however appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to continue to support state governments in the discharge of their mandates.
“We are appealing to Mr President to reconsider certain measures by bringing more succour and relief to the people of Nigeria.
“He should support state governments in the discharge of their mandate, by making available resources to the States.
“This is important so that we can execute our mandate; and ensure that we engender good governance and good condition of living in our respective states throughout the country.”
On PDP, Tambuwal commended the National Working Committee (NWC) initiative for constituting the National Reconciliation Committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the party across the country.
“We have received interim report from that committee. They are doing very well and we are encouraging them to continue in that regard.
“The governor’s forum is going to back their efforts strongly so that we can possibly bring back those members of our party; who have left out of anger and certain situations.”
Tambuwal also said that no member of the forum was contemplating of leaving PDP for another party.
“As you can see, most if not all of the governors of the PDP attended this meeting.
“This a very clear statement that no governor of PDP is contemplating leaving the party for any other party.
“We are brothers and we have committed ourselves to the party, and to ensure that we continue to deliver on our mandate to the people of our respective states.”
Tambuwal said that the governors also agreed to work together with the NWC of the party to continue with what they started.