PDP governors strategize ahead of meeting with Buhari


Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met last night to fine tune strategy ahead of today’s enlarged meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the prevailing cash crunch.

The meeting, which started shortly after 9 pm was still on as at the time of filing this report at 10.55 pm.

Although details of the meeting remained sketchy, sources close to the governors said they were seeking to harmonise their positions with their counterparts in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

At the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) last Wednesday, the governors resolved to demand payment for the various federal projects executed by the various states but the Federal Government was yet to pay.

Addressing reporters after the NGF meeting, Chairman of the Forum, Governor Abdulaziz Yari, said the state governments needed the money to enable them pay the backlog of salaries owed workers in their various states.

Yari said some of the states were being owed between N10 billion and N50 billion, adding that there would be no reason for the states to seek bailout from the Federal Government if they debts were paid.

This is coming in the backdrop of President Buhari’s announcement on Monday that the last PDP administration left an empty treasury.

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