APC Govs Confident of FG’s Capacity to Weather All Storms


Pay condolence visit to Benin Crown Prince
Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
State governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday declared that the country has the capability to weather all storms stirred by violent militant groups and their sponsors even in the face of the socio-economic and political turmoil staring the nation in the face.
The governors, who noted  that the nation has had worse threats in the past, maintained that if it survived her turbulent pasts, there was no doubt, therefore that it is resolute to deal with present promptings irrespective of the posers from any quarters.
This declaration was made as the four APC governors of Sokoto, Plateau, Osun and Edo States met for at a two-day strategic deliberations in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, ahead of the June 18 primaries election by delegates  to select the party’s flag bearer towards the September 10 election fixed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
The governors said the country’s numerous problems are surmountable and therefore needs the collaboration and sincerity of purpose of all stakeholders to nip the various challenges in the bud.
Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, gave an assurance on behalf of the APC governors while speaking with journalists on behalf of other governors shortly after they paid a condolence visit to the Crown Prince of Benin at the palace in the state capital.
Aregbesola, who spoke against the backdrop of the security challenges posed by the raging onslaughts at the geo political zones mounted by the deadly Boko Haram group, the destruction of oil installations in the oil rich Niger Delta region by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) and the activities of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB), said: “We are confident that our nation is capable of weathering all storms.”
He said the governors were in Edo State to galvanise the leadership and members of the APC ahead of the forthcoming party primaries and actual governorship contest fixed by INEC on September 10 this year with a view to making sure that the party maintains its hold on the Heart Beat state.
The governors vowed to “rout once again any opposition or political opponent” during the battle for the soul of Edo State.
According to Aregbesola, “We are in the state to mobilise the party members and to prepare them for the forthcoming gubernatorial election.”
On his part, the Crown Prince of Benin kingdom and Edaike N’Uselu, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, also yesterday declared the unwavering resolve of the ancient palace not to be partisan in the politics of the nation and the state.
He promised that the revered throne would continue to pray for the peace, unity, growth and development of the polity and her citizenry.