President Goodluck Jonathan has again reiterated the position of the Federal Government and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that governors of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, are the cause of insurgency in their states.
Speaking at the 65th meeting of the PDP National Executive Committee, NEC, in Abuja on Thursday, Mr. Jonathan said there was insecurity in the APC controlled states because the governors had not performed, unlike their counterparts in the PDP.
Although several states across party lines in Northern Nigeria have suffered from the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents, Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe are most affected. The three states are governed by the APC.
Mr. Jonathan blamed the APC governors saying their poor performance in office fuelled the insurgency.
“There is no insurgency in PDP states because the governors are performing,” he said.
The President also took a swipe at some governors who last year defected to the APC from the ruling party, saying “some people have left, but we are not missing them.”
The president said the governors who left were unpopular in their states that they could not win even ward elections if held.