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We Will Deliver On Our Manifesto, crush COVID-19, fight corruption, insecurity In 2021 – APC govs

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors have promised to put in place programmes to bring to an end coronavirus, insecurity, crime, and corruption in 2021.

They, however, advised Nigerians to resist attempts by the opposition to politicize insecurity and economic issues.

Chairman of the APC Governors Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, addressed citizens in a statement on Friday.

He noted that securing lives and property requires strong national unity.

The governors commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his determination to fix the challenges facing the country.

“We appeal to all Nigerians to continue to support our security forces in the effort to end insecurity in the country. As Progressive Governors, we will continue to support the Federal Government and the security services.

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“We restate our commitment to make l our states models of good governance with rapid human development and progress founded on the principles of social democracy in line with provisions of our party constitution and manifesto.

“In 2021, we shall continue to take all the necessary steps to roll out programmes that will consolidate development of synergy, experience sharing and collaboration by all progressive states.”

The statement stressed the need to ensure the development of democratic institutions for effective national responses and resolution of the health problems created by COVID-19.

The governors added that beyond the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, banditry in the North West has surged.

Prince Hillard Eta, led-National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress(APC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari was unaware of an invitation from the National Executive Council (NEC) scheduled for Thursday, June 24, asking party members to ignore the meeting.

“In addition, kidnapping activities is rampant in North Central and South West and is spreading to every part of the country. Every Nigerians is justifiably disturbed by this unfortunate development.”

The forum expressed confidence that security agencies will effectively restore order and guarantee security of all.

It commended the Presidential Task Force (PTF) for its management of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

“This would remain the basis of our programmes for massive infrastructural projects that would stimulate economic activity, reduce inequality and diminish poverty”.

The APC governors also advised Nigerians not to reduce issues of security and health posed by bandits and COVID-19 to politics.

They stated: “The challenge before us as a nation is to ensure the development of democratic institutions in the country, mobilise effective national responses and resolution of the health challenges created by the pandemic, the economic difficulty and the security challenges facing the country.

“These are not issues that should be reduced to politics. We must appeal to all Nigerian to have a strong sense of national unity and togetherness in responding to these challenges”.

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