- President Buhari has been urged to consider the demands of southern governors
- This is the position of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state
- Going further, the governor said those in the middle belt would have also agreed to their demands
A message has been sent to President Muhammadu Buhari. This message ws sent by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state.
The governor in clear terms urged the president to consider the demand of 17 Southern states for a national dialogue and the establishment of state police, Daily Trust reports.
According to Akeredolu, some of their counterparts in the north are in support of their position.
“Getting a presidential buy-in might be some cause for concern, but 17 governors from the south. I believe that whatever we have said should be given some weight, it must be something that has to be considered. That means the presidency will look at it and consider it. The number is large. It is more or less like half of us.
“I know that if we had called our brothers in the Middle Belt, they would have signed up to this. I even know that there are some of our brothers even in the north that would have signed up to this communique, who also believe that the time has come for us to have dialogue."
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the governors of southern states in Nigeria on Tuesday, May 11 called on President Muhammadu Buhari to convoke a national dialogue.
The governors made this known in a communique seen by Legit.ng at the end of their meeting hosted by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta in Asaba, the state capital
The communiqué which was read by the chairman of Southern Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, noted that prevailing insecurity in the country had presented severe security challenges such that citizens were unable to live normal lives, including pursuing productive activities.
Source: Legit.ng News