Southern Governors’ Resolutions – Regional Groups, Southern Senators, Reps Back Governors
Southern Governors’ resolutions at their meeting on Tuesday generated more nationwide reactions on Wednesday. The northern socio political group, the Arewa Consultative Forum said some of those advocating restructuring were bent on the disintegration of the country. The group however supported the decision of the governors to ban open grazing of cattle. But the Southern Senators and members of the House of Representatives commended the governors’ call for restructuring and the ban on open grazing.
On its part, the Middle Belt Forum(MBF) described as unnecessary the call by the southern governors for the President to convene a fresh national dialogue. The National Publicity Secretary of the MBF, in Jos on Wednesday faulted the call for the President to address the nation. He insisted that asking the President to convene a fresh national dialogue would do the country no good, saying there were no issues that the fresh national dialogue would discuss that had not been addressed by the 2014 national conference. According to the MBF spokesman, what the southern governors ought to have done was to insist that the President implement the provisions of the 2014 National Conference.