Lopsided appointments: APC Governors submit letter demanded by Buhari
Governors elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress have submitted the letter demanded by President Muhammadu Buhari over their complaints that his appointments were lopsided.
The governors at a meeting with Buhari last week in Abuja had complained about the lopsided appointments.
The letter was submitted on Monday by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.
Ortom told State House correspondents after submitting the letter: “It is the prerogative of Mr. President to do appointments but where there is need, we always give support.
“We have written where we have reservations and is being attended to.”
Ortom equally said he was at the seat of federal power to discuss security issues with the President, especially herdsmen’s problem.
He said: “Once in a while, it is important to brief the President about my state so that we are on the same page.
“We have been having security challenges, but thank God, with the collaboration with some security agencies in my state and with the support of Mr. President, I can say that it is relatively calm.
“Today, the issue of herdsmen and farmers, we have been able to through dialogue to agree to work together in a manner that there will be a win-win situation.
“Yes, the herdsmen have their rights to live, but the farmers too have their rights to live and do their farming activities.
“The herdsmen too must find ways of relating with the farmers and not encroaching on people’s farms.
“We have told our people that we need one another.
“Life is complimentary and we need one another.
“We must compliment one another by ensuring that anyone who has a chosen career must be supported to pursue it.
“And so today, the state is relatively calm.
“There were other issues bothering on economy.
“Today, we are talking about diversifying the economy and we have comparative advantage in agriculture.
That is what we are promoting.
“We are expecting multiple harvests this year.
“Our people yielded to advice to go back to farm because food first before any other thing.
“We also appreciate the investors who are coming into the state to process our primary products.
“So, it is important that once in a while, I brief Mr. President about the development in my state.”