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Wamakko: G7 Govs Yet to Decide Whether to Leave PDP or Not

Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu WamakkoSokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko,  Sunday said the G7 governors were yet to decide whether to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or not.
Wamakko made the remarks after a meeting held by the G7 governors at  the Government House, Sokoto which lasted about four hours.
According to him, the G7 governors would soon make their decision known to Nigerians.
"We are yet to resolve whether to leave PDP or not but will make it known to the public whenever we make such decision," he said.
Wamakko said the essence of the meeting was to discuss issues of common interest among them.
He stated that the objective was to devise the best approach to protect the overall interest of the nation.
The meeting was attended by Adamawa State Governor Murtala Nyako, Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido and Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi while governors of Kano, Niger and Kwara States were represented by their deputies.
Others at the meeting include Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, New PDP chairman, Kawu Baraje, former governors of Kwara, Nassarawa and Gombe States, Bukola Saraki, Abdullahi Adamu and Danjuma Goje.
Meanwhile, the G7 governors have noted with dismay the way the federal government has blatantly refused to be responsive to issues of corruption that were raised by the legislature, civil society and the citizens.
In a communique issued to journalists in Sokoto yesterday, they governors decried the level of corruption in the country.
The communiqué, which was signed on behalf of the G7 governors by the Senior Special Assistant to Wamakko on Media, Malam Sani Umar, expressed displeasure at the way corruption was thriving with impunity in the country, especially corruption involving federal agencies, department and presidential appointees.
According to the communique, this include the failure of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to render proper account of transactions and remittances as required.
The communique also decried the continued shielding of those involved in the notorious Malabu oil block deal, which had been an issue of national concern.
It further lamented the way the Subsidy Reinvestment Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) funds were being squandered and diverted for the prosecution of personal political agenda.
It maintained that the federal government should show an example of seriousness and urgency by instructing security agencies to commence investigation with a view to prosecuting the culprits.
"Arising from the foregoing, the governors strongly hold the view that in order to show good cause in fighting corruption, Mr. President as a matter of urgency should instruct security agencies to commence investigation on such allegations with a view to prosecuting the culprits," the communique read.
The communique also stressed that this was the only way the president could demonstrate his genuine commitment to fighting the menace of corruption as part of his agenda of transforming Nigeria.

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