Governors of the four political parties merging to form the All Progressive Congress (APC), on Tuesday met in Abuja and reeled out the cardinal programmes for their new party.
The governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-makura, surrounded by his colleagues from nine other states, read the communiqué of the meeting and said the state chief executives were elated at the name adopted by the merging parties.
He said, “Our programme priorities shall be agricultural development, job creation, free education, affordable healthcare, infrastructural development, adequate power supply, eradication of poverty and corruption and rapid technological advancement and industrialisation.
“We shall pride ourselves as social democrats that are committed to organise our society based on the values of justice for all and individual freedom where everyone’s basic needs are fulfilled.”
Al-makura therefore called on Nigerians to see reason with their (the governors’) call that the formation of the new party is a credible process to deepen democracy and national renewal.
Present at the meeting which held at the Lagos state Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, were Geidam (Yobe), Almakura (Nasarawa), Yari (Zamfara), Okorocha (Imo), Oshiomhole (Edo), Fayemi (Ekiti), Ajimobi (Oyo), Fashola (Lagos), Aregbesola (Osun) and Amosun (Ogun).