APC governors demand arrest of interim govt sponsors

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have condemned agitations by some elements to have an Interim National Government in place, rather than swear in the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu on May 29.

The group also condemned those promoting unholy and uncivil activities in the country and furnishing the international community with mischievous representations of what transpired during the just concluded general election.

Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF and Governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu gave the charge on Friday in a statement issued on behalf of his colleagues.

He said; “The Progressive Governors’ Forum notes the press statement issued by the Department of State Services DSS on the unfortunate, condemnable and treasonable conduct of some undemocratic elements who are agitating for an interim government.

“South-West zone of the National Councilors Forum wishes to state in affirmative, Lagos is in the South-West of Nigeria. The South-West region is a constitutional settlement of the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria. Our royal majesties are our heritage pride whom we respect. Our tribal visitors must not take our affability for granted. We in the South-West stand firmly irrespective of party affiliations with our Lagos indigenes, the government and our royal fathers. We will not wish our people to be disparaged. Our people deserve some respect to a very high extent.

“We also would want to appreciate the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for letting the presidential transition council do its job in preparing for the inauguration of the new administration. We wish him a comfortable and peaceful lifestyle after office. We also believe he will be proud to be a predecessor of our President-elect while he enjoys his elder statesmanship after office for a long time.”

Also, he urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and resist any undemocratic conduct that is capable of undermining our democracy, noting that Nigeria has done well in promoting democracy both internally and elsewhere in Africa.

The group also expressed the belief that the incoming administration would usher in good governance desired by responsible Nigerians.

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