Govs Disturbed Over Political Logjam in Abia


Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum and Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, on Sunday said the governors in the country are worried about the political logjam in Abia state.

He also said the Governors were working assiduously to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order in the state.

Yari made the remark while addressing traditional rulers led by the Chairman of the South East Council of Traditional Rulers and Abia State Traditional Rulers’ Council, HRM Eze Eberechi Dick, who paid a condolence visit to Sokoto over the death of late Marafa, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi.

Yari said it was of paramount importance that all sides claiming victory over the governorship contest respect the courts and must avoid acts that would lead to violence.

“As a forum, we are concerned about what is going on in Abia and we are working to ensure all sides respect the courts, and uphold peace.

“Abia state is known for peace, as such we should not do acts that will disturb the peace of the state,” Yari said.

Also speaking, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, said Sokoto state has a long standing relationship with the people of the South East, and the visit of the traditional rulers on a condolence reaffirmed that relationship.

Tambuwal said rather than lay emphasis on things that divide the country, Nigerians should emphasise on those aspects that unite the nation.

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