To Tinubu, PDP governors: Work with the states to alleviate poverty

Peoples Democratic Party () governors have urged President Bola to address Nigeria's security and economic challenges in tandem with the states if he wants long-term answers.

Emerging from a meeting held under the Forum on Monday in Abuja, they expressed their deep sorrow for the plight of the Nigerian people afflicted by the dual challenges of economic recession and insecurity.

After a meeting hosted by Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, the governors read a communique in which they expressed their dismay at the naira's precipitous decline in value and demanded action to reverse the trend.

Their commitment to the cause of providing safety and relief to the people was reaffirmed.

The PDP GF reaffirmed the party's call for the state police to adequately address the many security threats facing the subnational.

They rallied behind the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) under the leadership of acting national chairman Iliya Damangun and demanded that the national leadership immediately initiate the processes needed to call meetings of the party's organs, including the National Executive Committee (NEC).

The meeting acknowledged the economic and security challenges that Nigeria is facing and the hardships that its citizens are experiencing, according to the communiqué.In light of this, the Forum is pleading with the to immediately launch programs involving all state and local governments in order to end the crises for good.

“To this end, we reiterate our call for State Police with appropriate safeguards to avoid any abuse or overreach by any tier of government,” the PDP governors said, emphasizing that the PDP will keep playing their role in aiding the people of our country.”The meeting further reviewed recent developments in the Peoples Democratic Party and committed to leading efforts to revamp and reposition the party to serve as an effective opposition to the ruling Party in Nigeria.

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We demand that the monetary and fiscal authorities find appropriate solutions to the falling value of the Naira,” the Forum said, while another topic covered was the Peoples Democratic Party.Additionally, the Forum voted to support the party's National Working Committee (NWC) under Iliya Damagum's leadership and urged it to quickly set in motion the necessary procedures to convene the relevant party organs, including the Caucus and the National Executive Committee (NEC).

When asked about the communique's delivery, Governor Mohammed denied rumors that the opposition leader had become silent in the face of mounting national suffering.
He cautioned that the country is now on a path similar to Venezuela's, a South American country plagued by perpetual economic problems, despite the fact that the party had backed the elimination of fuel .

According to him, the PDP has maintained its neutral stance as an opposition party.
What makes the PDP the most experienced and democratic political party in the country? The governor of Bauchi revealed. Nigerians made a choice to put APC at the center of government, and we honor their sensibility and judgment by remaining in power. We are constructively criticizing the federal government's annoying policies. But when this administration first entered office, we were in favor of eliminating subsidies because we thought there were safeguards and because we should stick to our collective decisions.

We can say with certainty that the naira is in a freefall. Living expenses are skyrocketing, and we're getting dangerously close to reaching Venezuela. Therefore, we are providing constructive criticism without demeaning anyone. However, the final responsibility for taking action that will benefit everyone lies with the Nigerian people and other government agencies.

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“We have been working closely with the federal government since the beginning of this administration,” he said, adding that states are collaborating with the federal government to address the growing cost of living. The growing expense of living is a problem that affects more than just the federal government. We have been working with them to avoid being a diversion, but ultimately, the federal government is responsible for monetary and economic policy.

We are working tirelessly, across party lines and in the National Economic Council's Nigeria governors forum, to mitigate the impact of these policies because the majority of Nigerians elected this administration.

“Our people at the lower level will receive some succor as a result of our reaching out to them and opening the food reserves in a certain way.”
The aforementioned PDP governors are hell-bent on ensuring their party's triumph in the upcoming governorship election in Edo State, which, he added, is completely free of crisis.

“We are fully behind Edo and it's clear that there is no animosity or discord. We are fully committed to working together with the National Workings Committee, the state chapter of the party, and the governor to ensure that we succeed the most esteemed former governor in the governors forum,” he declared.

President Mohammed, Vice Chairperson Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State, Host Makinde of Oyo State, Governors Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State, Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State, Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State, Kefas Agbu of Taraba State, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Deputy Governor Ifeanyi Ossai of Enugu State, and the deputy governor were all present at the meeting. From Delta State, John Onyeme (Monday).

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