Security Meeting Boycott: PDP Slams APC, Says Actions Speak Louder Than Words
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, April 17, (THEWILL) â€' The ruling Peoples Democratic Peoples (PDP) on Thursday slammed the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the absence of its governors at the security meeting convened by President Goodluck Jonathan to deliberate on the way out of the general insecurity in the country.
'When we said that the All Progressive Congress, APC, as it is presently constituted, aids and abets terror in Nigeria by omission and commission, some Nigerians doubted us.
'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 to deliberate on ways to bring the sponsors of terror and their foot men to book?,' PDP Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said in a statement. According to the statement, 'Government is different from politics and it is quite unfortunate that in the pursuance of politics, APC Governors shunned a meeting to secure the Nation's integrity and protect the lives of Nigerians.'
The ruling party noted 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.'
PDP said further: 'Could it be that the APC is not happy with the news by the police and security agents that they are closing in on the perpetrators of the Nyanya bombing even as they were able to recover the body of the bomber?
'It is certainly more than curious that the APC governors, particularly those whose states are at the thick of the Boko Haram insurgency are the once who are trying to subvert meetings called to address the malaise.'
The party warned Nigerians to be conscious of the 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!' the statement added.