The opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is of the view that local governments are vehemently opposed to the unilateral withdrawal of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Oil account by the Federal Government to tackle insecurity.
The Party in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus and Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Mr Ayo Fayose, says, “We want to state unequivocally that neither the Governors’ Forum nor the Federal Executive Council has the power of appropriation of Federation Accounts, as such powers reside with the National and State Assemblies.
The statement also condemns the violent killings carried out by suspected herdsmen.
“We strongly condemn the unabated killings across the country. The President must take responsibility for the protection of lives and property of Nigerians which is the most important of his responsibilities,” Secondus said.
“We believe that the Federal Government’s decision to set up a Committee to address the issues of herdsmen killings is a pretentious approach to a matter that requires firm action and leadership by the President in line with his oath of office to protect all Nigerians irrespective of creed, tribe and political affiliation.” The party stated.
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