The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday postponed its state congresses, scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, to allow its governors to attend the rescheduled expanded National Security Council meeting.
The congresses are now billed for April 26.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Goodluck Jonathan had invited all governors to an expanded security meeting for April 23 to address the security situation in the country.
A statement by the party’s Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated that the postponement was part
its stand to be part of efforts to end insurgency in the country.
It said APC believed that security issues in the country should not be politicised.
“Despite belonging to the opposition, our governors are not any less of
stakeholders on the issue of our nation’s security.
”As a matter of fact, three of the states worst hit by the ongoing insurgency are being presided over by APC governors, hence they are indispensable to any effort aimed at ending the security conundrum,” the statement said.