Abuja—The Alliance for Democracy, AD, yesterday expressed dismay over the manner in which South East governors reacted to the ongoing ASUU strike in the region.
A statement signed by the acting National Chairman of the party Mr Okechukwu Obioha and given to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja, described it “as an insensitivity and non-challance on the part of the governors.”
“It shows their lack of interest in the educational development of the youths, the welfare of the lecturers and provision of necessary facilities in the universities,” it said.
The statement stressed that the party was shocked that the governors had not had dialogue with ASUU in order to resolve the strike which was embarked upon to demand for an increase in their wages and convenient academic environment.
AD called on the governors to invite ASUU for a dialogue to address the issues that led to the strike and reach an agreement.
The statement further said that the governors might not be re-elected into office in 2011.
“Alliance for Democracy calls on the governors to dialogue with ASUU and reach an agreement to re-open the universities for academic activities.
“Nigerians are watching this show of shame and will vote them out in the 2011 polls.”
It further condemned the state of insecurity in the country, and urged politicians to imbibe issue based politics and shun violence and other vices that will impede on democratic projects.