The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum (PDP-GF) has pledged to support the federal government to address insecurity and restore peace in troubled areas of the country.
The Chairman of the Forum and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, said this while briefing journalists at the end of the forum’s first physical meeting held on Thursday in Abuja.
Mr Tambuwal said the PDP governors agreed to support the federal government’s initiatives in ensuring whatever would re-establish peace in Nigeria, be it discussion, negotiations or kinetic approach.
“This is a very productive meeting that reviewed the situation of the country, the security challenges in the country.
“As governors of the PDP, we have agreed and resolved to continue to work with the federal government with the sole aim of re-establishing peace in troubled areas of the federation,” he said.
“We must not play politics with security and we must all work together to ensure that we bring back peace in our land.
“So we have agreed to continue to work with the federal government in that regard.”
Mr Tambuwal said the forum appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to continue to support state governments in the discharge of their mandates.
He said, “We are appealing to Mr President to reconsider certain measures by bringing more succour and relief to the people of Nigeria.
“He should support state governments in the discharge of their mandate, by making available resources to the states.
“This is important so that we can execute our mandate and ensure that we engender good governance and good conditions of living in our respective states throughout the country.”