APC Governors commit to Judiciary and Legislature autonomy
By Aanya Igomu, Abuja
The Forum of Governors of Nigeria’s governing party the All Progressives Congress, APC has committed to ensuring the independence of Judiciary and Legislature in their states.
The Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, PGF who also is the Governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said this in a press statement.
Governor Bagudu explained that this was one of the resolutions reached after the Forum’s emergency meeting held in Abuja.
According to him, APC Governors are committed to implementing the report done by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF Committee on autonomy of Judiciary and Legislature.
“We reviewed the work done by NGF Committee on autonomy for Judiciary and State Legislature under the Chairmanship of His Excellency Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State
“We noted that the Governor Tambuwal-led NGF Committee consulted all the critical stakeholders, notably leadership of the State Judiciary and Assemblies and jointly reached agreements on specific initiatives to be taken by State Governments to guarantee autonomy for State judiciary and assemblies.
“Accordingly, the Forum endorsed agreements reached by the Governor Tambuwal-led NGF Committee and enjoined all APC controlled states and indeed all states to commence the process of implementing the submitted recommendations.
“As part of the process of implementing the NGF agreements in APC controlled states, appropriate consultations with Attorneys-General will take place in order to provide all necessary legal framework for the implementation of the Governor Tambuwal-led NGF Committee’s proposed recommendations” he said.