Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have said Nigeria has become a failed state under the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.
The PDP governors stated this in a communique after its meeting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The governors called for urgent devolution of powers and restructuring, stressing that it had become imperative.
The PDP chieftains warned that “Nigeria cannot afford another civil war”.
According to them, the country was drifting due to insecurity and deteriorating relationship between various groups.
The governors observed that differences were being stretched to the limit “by a government that clearly lacks the capacity to govern”.
The meeting agreed that this has given rise to ethnic and tribal tensions, religious divisions, and various forms of social and political cleavages. The governors insisted that Nigeria is in dire need of leadership, “to avert the looming disaster”.
The PDP governors protested that their “hands are tied behind” because the entire “coercive authority in the country” is monopolized by the APC government.
They said time has come to take advantage of the ongoing Constitution Amendment process to decentralize Nigeria’s security architecture and adequately involve States and Local Governments.
The communique urged the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission to send a new Allocation Formula that allocates more resources to States and Local Governments to the President for National Assembly’s action.