Governors elected under the All Progressives Congress have shunned a planned meeting of the Progressive Governors Forum in Katsina, forcing the organisers to cancel the event.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting scheduled to hold between September 14 and 16, was to set legislative agenda for the implementation of the APC manifesto.
Also absent was the Senate President, Speaker, House of Representatives, Speakers of APC state assemblies and key officers of the party.
The Chairman, Local Organising Committee, Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, told newsmen that the parley had to be postponed due to poor attendance.
According to him, most of the expected dignitaries have travelled to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj.
Inuwa, who is the Secretary to Katsina State Government, said although the state was fully prepared to host the event, “the postponement was necessary in view of low turnout of participants.”
The Director General of Progressive Governors Forum, Salihu Lukman said that a new date would be announced for the inaugural parley later.
Lukman said that the parley would assist APC governors to adhere to the party’s vision and mission and translate it into good governance.