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BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – Details of some discussions at the meeting that took place between governors on the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday have started filtering out.
Pointedly, some of the governors have threatened to quit the party owing to what they described as the lopsided and self-centered behaviour of some leaders and the Presidency, particularly in their choices of appointments.
The Governors expressed dismay that more than two years in to the APC government, the Presidency has relegated them to the background in the running of governance in the country.
Specifically, the Governors demanded to know why the Presidency has refused to sack all those that were appointed by the previous administration and clearly worked against the emergence of the APC, particularly the PDP appointees that are still holding key offices.
Forefront News gathered that the APC governors also decried what they described as the backdoor appointments through the influence of some powers in the villa.
A source at the meeting quoted the governors as having said; “Worse still is the fact that some of the appointees are allowed to occupy certain offices which should have been fielded by qualified party faithful.”
Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State was said to have told the Acting President that if urgent action is not taken as quick as possible to redeem the gesture by the governors, he may have no choice than to lead his colleagues and others to quit the party.
He was also quoted to have said that; “No Party loyalist will accept any appointment after January 2018.”
It was gathered that some of the governors at the meeting accused the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and the Cabal headed by Mamman Daura for bringing the party to its lowest standing and betraying the aspirations of loyal party faithful and Nigerians.
Concerned over the development, Acting President Osinbajo promised to look into the issues with a view to act on them as soon as possible.