13 February 2013

Nigeria: Pro Alliance Governors Meet in Abuja

The Progressive Governors' Alliance (PGA) yesterday held its second meeting at Abuja and call on all Nigerians to see the ongoing merger initiative by various political parties as a credible process to deepen democracy and national renewal.

In a communiqué read after the meeting by the Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, the governors expressed support for the proposed All Progressives' Congress adopted by the merger committee because it captures the spirit of cooperation and compromise as well as underscores the imperative of rescuing Nigeria from decay.

The Abuja meeting which is a follow up to the first meeting which took place in Lagos last week was attended by ten Governors including Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who was absent at the last meeting.

The communique further adds that following the overwhelming public support that has greeted the announcement of the merger, the Progressive Governors' Alliance (PGA) also announced the establishment of the Zonal Contact & Mobilisation Committees headed across the six geopolitical zones by Governor Ibrahim Geidam Of Yobe State (North East), Governor Tanko Almakura - Nasarawa (North Central), Governor Abdulaziz Yari - Zamfara State (North West), Governor Rochas Okorocha - Imo State - South East, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State - South- South and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State (South West).

Those who attended include Borno - Alhaji Kashim Shettima, Imo - Chief Rochas Okorocha, Lagos - Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Ekiti - Dr Kayode Fayemi, Nassarawa, Alhaji Tanko Almakura, Ogun - Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Oyo - Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Osun - Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Edo, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Zamfara State -Alhaji Abdulazziz Abubakar Yari.

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