The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors have condemned the No-fly zone in Zamfara State which the presidency said was enforced to check illegal arms and gold trade.
They accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being biased against states controlled by the opposition.
The party stalwarts made their position known on Friday in a communiqué after a meeting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The governors condemned the “intimidation” through “security agencies, unequal access to federal resources, promotion of divisions in the opposition parties with fake promises, and falsehoods”.
“To this end, we call on Mr. President to lift the so-called “No flight Zone” and other intimidating tactics imposed on Zamfara State,” the communiqué read.
The party stalwarts regretted that the same measure was not extended to states with similar security challenges like Kaduna, Borno, Katsina, Yobe, among others.
The governors described the action against Zamfara as “politically motivated to ensure that the Governors move over to APC.”
The meeting mocked the APC for its inability to constitute even a democratically-elected National Executive Committee as required by the constitution.
The communiqué said a party that operates by military fiat with an appointed and unelected executive committee at all levels – ward to national – has no business running the affairs of Nigeria.
It added that the APC is interested in playing politics and jockeying for power in 2023, “when they have done an abysmal and terribly poor job of their current questionable mandate”.