In what is known as a counter move, governors have unanimously disagree over the executive order 10 which gives financial independence to the state legislature and the judiciary.
The governors who were summoned for the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) rejected the President’s executive order and see it as an unnecessary move.
Lagos speaker, Mudasiru Obasa, who is the chairman at the conference of state speakers in Nigeria, said that the pronouncement was the right call by the president.
The decision have been rejected by the governors who see it as a distraction and a pronouncement which contravenes section (121) 3 of the 1999 constitution.
The Chairman of the governors forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, was reported to have taken the executive order to president Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Financial Autonomy – Governors have made up thier mind that the executive 10 order will not be executed and president Buhari as well as the Nigeria Governors Forum may soon be at each other’s throat as regards the executive order 10 declaration.
Fayemi was said to have reportedly met the president in a separate meeting as well as Malami who is also the minister of Justice on Thursday, May 28, in Abuja.
It was stated that Governor Kayode Fayemi was mandated by NGF to meet with the president and the minister of justice to avoid any legal tussle over on the interpretation in response to the executive order.
A governor from the north central region said that, they will prefer dialog with the president over the matter instead of a confrontation which would have done more harm than good.
He said that the Governors saw the pronouncement as an unnecessary move which go against the existing constitutional provisions.
He added that in the last few days Mr Malami has been trying his level best to see that he justifies the executive order 10.
The President’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, affirmed in a statement in Abuja on Friday, May 29, that the extension will take effect as from June 3 for a further period of 3 months.