President Muhammadu Buhari has listened to the concerns raised by Governors on the Executive Order 10, which he recently signed, giving autonomy to State Legislatures and the Judiciary
Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi disclosed this to State House Correspondents, after a meeting between some Governors and the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari hosted the meeting, which was also attended by Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and his Kebbi State counterpart, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
Fayemi told Journalists that after listening to their concerns, about the constitutionality of the Executive Order, President Buhari agreed that the gazetting of the order would be delayed.
He went on to say that the Governors have also been consulting with the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures, in order to work out an amicable resolution of the matter.
When asked if they touched on the issue of the forth-coming governorship primaries in Edo State, Fayemi said they were in the State House to discuss strictly the issue of Executive Order 10 and the autonomy of State Judiciary and legislature.
(Editor: Paul Akhagbemhe)