SILIVALLYWelcome, Guest: Join SILIVALLY / Login / Advertise / Privacy / Recent / Terms and Conditions / News
Stats: 11 members, 6570 topics. Date: Tuesday, 21st March 2023 at
SILIVALLY / / Governors, Ex-Governors, Others Meet In Lagos Over Insecurity, 2023 Polls (8 Views)
|Governors, Ex-Governors, Others Meet In Lagos Over Insecurity, 2023 Polls by George: 9:09 pm On February 6, 2022|
GOVERNORS, EX-GOVS, OTHERS MEET IN LAGOS OVER INSECURITY, 2023 POLLS
While the highlight of the seminar tagged ‘2022 Group of Eminent Nigerians on Way Forward’ held at Eko Hotel was not made public, It was believed that issues revolving around the prevailing insecurity in the country, 2023 general elections, national unity, among others topped the agenda.
Top party stalwarts from both the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party attended the event.
Though Sunday PUNCH could not confirm the number of attendees as of the time of filing this report, information gathered by our correspondents indicated that governors across the geopolitical zones were in attendance.
Some of those in attendance that Sunday PUNCH could confirm included a former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former Senate President and Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria, Anyim Pius Anyim, who is also a PDP presidential aspirant; former Governor of Imo State; Ikedi Ohakim , former Governor of Cross Rivers State, Donald Duke and former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore.
The country has been battling with terrorist attacks, banditry and kidnapping, which have led to thousands of killings and payment of millions of naira in ransom.
Aside from insecurity, national unity has been threatened in recent times as some regional groups had expressed intention to secede from the country.
The meeting, it was learnt, was meant to chart a course for a united Nigeria to calm frayed nerves as the race for the next year presidential election heats up.
“The seminar focussed on the state of the nation. It was a move by eminent Nigerians to discuss issues affecting the development of the country,” a source privy to the seminar tacitly told Sunday PUNCH.
Asked if the issues bordered on insecurity, national unity and the 2023 elections, the source simply said, “they may not be unconnected with those things and other related issues.”
Recall that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) had hosted the 2022 committee of business, political, media and civil society leaders to a dinner in Abuja last Sunday.
The Publisher, ThisDay Newspapers, Nduka Obaigbena, who is the convener of the committee, had said the committee was aimed at defending Nigeria in a time of crisis and in a time of transition.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and other leaders attended the dinner.
Speaking at the event, Buhari said his regime would hand over an agriculture-led and diversified home-grown economy, stable democracy and revamped armed and security forces to the next administration.
The President in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had said, “I am gradually entering my final year in office. It is a period I intend to spend not only on consolidating on the achievements of the past seven years but also to leave a legacy for a united, peaceful, and prosperous Nigeria.
IGP EMBARKS ON SPECIAL MONITORING / RENO OMOKRI VIEWS ON 2023 ELECTION / Tribalism Hidden In The Foundations Of Our Country Have Come Out / Northern Cyprus Police Arrest Over 50 Nigerians / Chude (Cyber Crime)an Obidient Who Has Contributed Alot to the Labour Party /
Put your Text Adverts Here...
Sections: Featured Posts on Front Page (6569) Uncategorized (2)
Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
SILIVALLY - Copyright © 2019 - SILIVALLY. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise.