Nigeria is drifting towards a failed state, says PDP governors


The Peoples Democratic Governors Forum has lamented the security situation in the country, saying the country is degenerating into a failed state under ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a communique issued on Friday after their meeting in Makurdi, Benue state, the governors said the country is drifting and call for urgent action to address the problems.
The communique was read by the chairman of the forum and governor of Sokoto state, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal.
The communique said the governors also expressed deep concern over the deteriorating relations between various groups in the country, maintaining that the APC government lacks the capacity to govern.
According to the PDP governors stressed that Nigeria was in dire need of leadership at the federal level to avert an impending disaster.
The governors agreed with the calls for restructuring of the country, stating that the process will bring together various groups, as Nigeria cannot afford another civil war.
According to the communique,
“The meeting noted and condemned the alarming drift of Nigeria which if allowed to continue, will make Nigeria a failed state under the watch of the All Progressives Congress government,” Tambuwal said.
“The meeting was similarly alarmed that security of lives and property of Nigerians are no longer guaranteed under the present government as a result of leadership incompetence and mismanagement of the nation’s affairs.
The communique said governors have a role to play in the handling of some of the worsening situations, saying however that their “hands are tied behind their backs as the entire coercive authority in the country is monopolised by the APC federal government.”
The governors said, “Time has come to take advantage of the ongoing Constitution Amendment process to decentralise the security architecture of Nigeria and involve state and local governments.”


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