APC governors Finally wade into National Assembly crisis



The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors yesterday expressed concern about the crisis in the National Assembly.

Besides the alleged N40 billion padding of the budget by the House of Representatives leadership, Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, are facing forgery trial.

Saraki is also facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the group’s meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Chairman of APC Governors Forum, Rochas Okorochas, said the governors decided to look into the crisis.

According to him, the nation cannot develop without a strong and vibrant National Assembly.
He said: “We are concerned about the happenings in the National Assembly and we’ll look into the matter, because we need a strong, vibrant National Assembly.”

The governor said the group came to the Villa to reassure President Buhari that the APC governors were behind him in his fight against corruption and insurgency.

On the economy, he said: “There is a lot of improvement. You will recall that when oil was above $100, what the states are getting now is close to what they use to get when oil price was above $100.

“This means this government is doing a lot, we are not yet there but we are getting there. We appeal to Nigerians to be patient,” he said

He explained that the planned trip to Germany by some governors is not a jamboree.

“There is nothing like jamboree trip? We are going to Germany because we cannot do everything here without exchanging ideas…”

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