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Published On: Wed, Mar 19th, 2014

State of emergency: APC raises alarm over plot to remove 3 governors

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apc logoBy Umar Muhammad Puma

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has uncovered fresh plot by the Jonathan led administration to impose a total state of emergency in three APC controlled states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

The party, in a communiqué signed by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed at the end of its emergency meeting in Abuja warned against such plan to remove the democratically-elected governors, saying such action will not advance the cause of peace in the affected states.

“We condemn this move unequivocally and urge the President to jettison the idea, if indeed it is being remotely contemplated, because it will not advance the cause of peace in the affected states”, the statement said.

Meanwhile, the party commiserated with the families of the people who died last Saturday at several venues of the job test by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). “We extend our sympathy and prayers to those who were injured in the stampede, and wish them a speedy recovery”.

The party called for a criminal investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the deaths of those innocent Nigerians, and to find out who authorized the fleecing of job seekers by a government agency, what happened to the money realized from the heist and why the relevant officials did not ensure a better arrangement that could have saved precious lives.

The party also announced dates for its Congresses and National Convention. According to the party, the Ward Congress will hold on 5th of April, Local Government Congress on the 12th of April. State Congress on the 23rd of April and National Convention on the 24th of May.

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