Governors elected on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law immediately.
This is one of the 9 points communique issued by the governors who met under the aegis of the PDP Governors’ Forum on Monday, 14th February 2022, at the Bayelsa State Government House in Yenagoa.
Reading the communique to journalists after the meeting, the Vice Chairman of the Forum, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, said the meeting reviewed the state of the nation and the readiness of the PDP to rescue the country from All Progressives Congress (APC) misrule.
The PDP governors said that by not signing the Electoral Act Amendment Bill immediately, President Buhari would be demonstrating that he is unwilling to give Nigerians a reformed electoral framework.
“Waiting to run out the 30 days is yet another sign of unwillingness by Mr President to give Nigeria a reformed Electoral framework.
“If there are still misgivings on any aspect of the Bill Amendments may be introduced at a later stage.”
Again, the Governors expressed displeasure on the issue of contaminated fuel that has been supplied to Nigerians.
They urged the federal government to bring the perpetrators to account.
“The Governors frowned at the duplicity, inconsistency, insincerity of the APC led Federal Government on the fuel subsidy regime, which has been badly and corruptly administered.
“The figures of fuel consumption ascribed to Nigerians appear fictitious and bloated. They called for proper investigation to be conducted on this matter.”
Also, in the communique, the Forum welcomed the Court decision on Police Trust Fund deductions from the Federation Account.
They noted that it was a suit at the instance of Rivers State Government and urged the Federal Government to stop similar unconstitutional deductions from the Federation Account.
“In the same vein, the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission should expedite action on the new Revenue Allocation formula in such a way as to increase allocation to States and Local Government.”
The Forum deplored the way and manner the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is being run as an alternate government, which they described as a government within a government.
They said it was time to streamline the functions and processes of the CBN in order to make it become constitutionally compliant.