By Terna Injua – Makurdi
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP Governor’s Forum has called for the decentralization of the security architecture in the country to involve states and Local Governments.
This was part of the resolutions reached at the end of the forum’s meeting held in Makurdi, the Benue State Capital.
Reading the communique of the meeting, Chairman of the PDP Governor’s Forum, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal said there was worsening security situation in the country because of the concentration of security authority at the Federal level.
Alhaji Tambuwal said the forum also agreed that there was urgent need for the devolution of powers and restructuring of the country in way that would bring together various groups and tendencies to avoid further division of the country.
He noted that the PDP Governor’s Forum was alarmed and worried about the deteriorating relationships among groups in Nigeria which if allowed to continue would make the country to become a failed state.
The Sokoto State Governor called on the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Allocation Commission to revise the revenue allocation formula in favour of states and Local Governments for them to do more for the people.
The Chairman of the PDP Governor’s Forum condemned the alleged intimidation of it’s members by the Federal Government using security agencies, unequal access to resources and promotion of division in opposition political parties.
Alhaji Tambuwal urged President Muhammadu to lift the no fly zone imposed on Zamfera state since such has not been imposed on Kaduna, Borno, Katsina and Yobe which have similar security challenges.