APC Govs Counsel Tinubu, Nigerians On Minister Edu’s N585m Wahala


APC Govs Counsel Tinubu, Nigerians On Minister Edu’s N585m

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have weighed in on the suspension by the President of his Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, on the handling of N585 million funds related to the nation’s social investment programmes.

They urged Nigerians to be patient for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to take further actions.

In addition, the APC governors said whatever the President’s next move would be would be dictated by the outcome of ongoing investigations.

Speaking on the suspension of Dr Edu, the governors said: “The functions of a government include encouraging good things and good appointees and discouraging bad things and bad appointees.

“But as it has to do with what you just said, it’s just an allegation, and in the wisdom of the President, it is being investigated. After the investigation is completed and the report is made available, the government will make a final decision. So don’t be in a hurry, and don’t allow any sickness like ‘anxietyserosis.’”

The governors spoke after their Wednesday night meeting in Abuja, meant to chart the way forward for the party in 2024.

The meeting held at the Imo State Governor’s Lodge in the Asokoro district of the nation’s capital.

In attendance were the host, Senator Hope Uzodinma (Imo), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe), Nasir Idris (Kebbi), Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti), and Uba Sani (Kaduna).

Others were Lucky Aiyedatiwa (Ondo), Umar Namadi (Jigawa), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe), Francis Nwifuru (Ebonyi), Ahmad Aliyu (Sokoto), Bassey Otu (Cross River), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), and AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, among others.

Uzodinma told journalists the essence of the meeting was to review happenings in the country.

He said, “This is the first meeting since the beginning of this year, and the meeting allowed us to review the goings on in the country and also agreed on how best to continue to support our government and our party to maximise the benefits of the current policies of the administration.

“The Progressives Governors are united in supporting the APC-led administration of our president, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We will continue to support him. We will take his policies to the grassroots and subnational leaders of our great party and ensure that our people come on the same page with the thinking of the government.”


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