The African Democratic Congress (ADC) yesterday accused state governors of threatening the fabric of Nigeria’s society.
The ADC national chairman, Chief Ralphs Okey Nwosu, who stated this at a press conference at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, further accused governors in the country for behaving like emperors, adding that that they have controlled the local governments for the last 20 years.
He however specifically asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Security Adviser (NSA) the Inspector General of Police, the director general of the Department of State Services to call governors of Kogi and Imo States to order for allegedly running down democracy in the states ahead of the November 11 governorship election.
The chairman, who lamented that there is nothing happening in the local government, said without the local government there is no grassroots development.
He said, “The NSA has taken a job, the APC and PDP Governors are causing mayhem. They want to influence almost everything they select who becomes local government chairmen, they select people who go to the state House of Assembly, those to go to NASS and they are beginning to put their stronghold on who becomes the governor or even president.
“The governors are behaving like emperors and it must be checked. Recently the Governors are going to be Tribunals to stop people who won elections genuinely this cannot advantage our democracy and country because of that I called on the NSA to action.
What they are doing is threatening the fabric of our society.”
Speaking specifically on the forthcoming governorship election, he said, “We are calling on all the ADC members to rise up and make sure that ADC wins the coming November 11 election in Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo State. Our Campaign is going on well in Kogi and Imo in particular, I charge our candidate Hon. Leke Abejide and prof James Okoroma to remain focused as victory beckons.
“I know the challenges that we have and because of that, I am specially calling on the National Security Adviser, the IG of Police, the DG DSS and INEC to look into what is happening in Kogi and Imo states and call their governors to order. Because what they are doing is not governance, they are running down our democracy.”
He lamented that the ADC candidate in Kogi was recently harassed on trump up charges because those against him wanted to stop him from campaigning.
“I am sure that President Tinubu will not tolerate the impunity and lawlessness of these APC poster Governors, they impact on the country and the political space negatively,” Nwosu said.