Governors of the 36 states of the federation have asked the Federal Government to ignore calls by some people to declare a state of emergency in northern states where there is security crisis.
The governors, under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, said those making the calls for emergency rule did not wish the country well.
A statement by the Chairman of the Forum, who is also the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, said in Abuja on Monday that the Federal Government should not allow itself to be distracted.
The statement read in part, “We call on the Federal Government to ignore the ongoing agitation for a state of emergency in some parts of the country.
“These requests are being made by people who do not wish our country well and who are bent on plunging the country into a deeper crisis.
“The Federal Government should not allow itself to be distracted from our collective goal of curbing the insurgency in some parts of our country once and for all.”
The governors also condemned the violence and killings in Borno, Nasarawa, Benue, Adamawa and some other states.
JD: This reaction is not unexpected yet to those who know there is a need for the president to take on extra executive powers to bring a halt to the carnage are experiencing.Of course the governors’ reaction is a selfish one,not wanting to relinquish power especially as in some cases it would be to an opposing party.The final buck stops on the Presidents table and he should do all that is doable to resolve the quagmire we have found ourselves in.He should also note one thing;Nigeria now doesn’t need a nice guy leader,what it needs is an effective leader who can press the button if the need arises.The time is Now!Press that button NOW!…..or someone else will