Opposition governors in the All Progressives Congress on Thursday held their third meeting in Maiduguri, Borno State, where the sum of N200m was donated to victims of Boko Haram atrocities.
The governors also paid visit to a popular market destroyed by members of the sect. The meeting, which was attended by Babatunde Fashola (Lagos), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarwa), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Adams Oshiomhole (Edo), and deputy Governor of Yobe State, was to fine-tune strategies for a national campaign.
The governors resolved to begin a national campaign to sensitise the public about the new party. They also asked individual parties to begin the process of ratifying the APC pact in line with the requirements of the Independent National Electoral Commission. After the meeting, which lasted for a few hours, Aregbesola read their communique to reporters.
Aregbesola said, “Rising from our meeting held in Maiduguri on February 28, 2013 and attended by Governors of Borno, Edo, Ekiti, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ogun, Osun, and Yobe and apologies from Governors of Zamfara and Oyo states, “The forum reiterated our irrevocable commitment to the emergence of the new party, All Progressive Congress. “In solidarity with the Government and people of Borno and Yobe states, we are pleased to witness an upsurge of tranquility and happy that the situation has calmed down considerably in Maiduguri.