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Published On: Wed, Sep 4th, 2013

Some Rebel Govs have Genuine Grievances — Anenih

Chief Tony Anenih

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 4TH (URHOBOTODAY)- Chairman Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT) Cnief Tony Anenih has disclosed that some of the governors have genuine grievances.
“I believe some of them have genuine grievances; but I have hope that, once the grievances are addressed, they will come back. I am happy that the PDP has an internal mechanism for effective conflict resolution, and at the end of the day, the problems will be addressed and the PDP will come out of the crisis stronger,” Anenih stated.

Anenih said that the peace talks will continue next Tuesday after some party elders would have first met to discuss the issues raised at the first meeting.
He said: “Part of the wider consultations is the meeting of selected party leaders with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday morning and thereafter, we will meet with the governors on Tuesday, next week.”
Anenih, however, did not articulate the grievances of the governors though several issues have surfaced in the media. Among them are that Tukur should be removed from office, the return of the party structure in the states to the governors, that the president should commit himself to serving only one term in office and the restoration of Amaechi’s full membership of the party.
There were also assertions that part of the reasons for the failure of the meeting to hold yesterday was the President’s reluctance to meet the alleged request by the governors that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, should be stopped from further investigations of the states.
It was being alleged, yesterday, that the President’s failure to make a commitment on the requests by the governors may have influenced them into seeking further consultations and thus the failure to hold the meeting as scheduled, yesterday.
The claim of persecution of the governors also reverberated in a statement issued by the 58 members of the House of Representatives in which they cautioned the security agencies to work within the ambit of the law in their dealings with defectors from the Tukur-led PDP
Source: Vanguard

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