The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has admonished it’s members to begin the implementation 9f the granting full autonomy to the judiciary and State legislatures as contained in the report of the Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal led Committee of the larger Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).
The APC governors took the resolution at it’s emergency meeting on Wednesday in Abuja The PGF in a statement issued by its Chairman, Governor Abubajarr Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, at the end of the meeting, noted that it has 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.
It emphasised that the Governor Tambuwal-led NGF Committee consulted all the critical stakeholders, notably leadership of 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, 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.
“The meeting also received briefing from His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni, Chairman, APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee. As part of the briefing, the proposed timetable for Congresses leading to the National Convention of the APC was presented.
“In appreciation of the enormity of the challenges facing the country and the onerous efforts at addressing them, the Forum recommits itself to continue to support all the initiatives of the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.” Governor Bagudu stated