The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for shunning President Goodluck Jonathan’s meeting to discuss the security challenges in the country.
This is contained in a statement by Mr Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja on Thursday.
The statement quoted Metuh as saying that the action of the governors was certainly more than curious.
“But what further proof can there be of the culpability of the APC than the decision of its governors to shun the National Security Council meeting called by the President,’’ he said.
The meeting, he said, was called at the instance of President Goodluck Jonathan to deliberate on ways to bring the sponsors of terror and their foot men to book.
Metuh maintained that governance was different from politics, adding that it was quite unfortunate that in the pursuance of politics APC governors shunned a sensitive meeting.
The meeting, he further said, was to secure the nations integrity and protect the lives of Nigerians.
“It is important to note that APC governors do not shun meetings where the Federal Government takes care of their financial interests.
“But as this meeting is meant to take care of the interests of Nigerians, they shunned it.’’ The PDP spokesman stressed.
He added that perhaps, the APC was not happy with the news by the police and security agents that they were closing in on the perpetrators of the Nyanya bombing.
Metuh added that it certainly more than curious that APC governors whose states were at the thick of the Boko Haram insurgency were the once trying to subvert meetings called to address the malaise.
He, therefore, called on Nigerians be conscious of their antics and “ read the body language of the APC’’.
“They may make the appropriate noises from time to time, but in the fight against terrorism, actions speak louder than words.’’