Governors’ Forum Election: Uduaghan admits serving as agent for Jang, Amaechi

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State

Details of the Nigeria Governors Forum election which returned Governor Rotimi Amaechi as winner have continued to emerge with Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, saying he was agent to contestants Jonah Jang and Mr. Amaechi in the poll.

Mr. Uduaghan, who is pro-Jang, said as agent for both candidates, he protected the interest of winner Amaechi of River state, and loser Jonah Jang of Plateau state during the vote count.

Mr. Uduaghan offered the explanation after the Ekiti State governor alluded he (Uduaghan) was the returning officer for the election.

“I was not the Returning Officer for the election as claimed by Fayemi but acted as agents of both candidates for the election,” he said of the election that has seen the loser, Mr. Jang, usurp parallel powers in the forum.

Mr. Uduaghan said he offered to be the agent of the two candidates for the election after a demand was made for four persons to serve as agents of the two candidates and no one offered to do so.

“I wouldn’t know why Governor Fayemi will come out publicly to say what is not true,” he said.

The governors, divided along presidency loyalty line, have fought to keep details of the election secret.

But PREMIUM TIMES has continued to exclusively report on the details of the election including revealing that one of the pro-Amaechi governors taped the entire election on his mobile phone.


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