PDP governors, opposition shun Jang’s Nigeria Governors Forum meeting

Presiding Officer, Asishana Okauru, announcing the result of the controversial NGF election that divided the Forum in 2013

The meeting was attended by 16 governors.

Many governors of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party shunned a Monday evening meeting called by Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau.

Mr. Jang, the self-proclaimed chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, had called the meeting to discuss crucial national issues including revenue sharing between the federal and state governments.

PDP governors including Sule Lamido of Jigawa, Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto, Babangida Aliyu of Niger, Murtala Nyako of Adamawa, and Seidu Dakingari of Kebbi all shunned the meeting.

All the 11 governors who are members of the newly formed All Progressives Congress also shunned the meeting.

The meeting was, however, attended by 16 governors, who are believed to be loyal to Mr. Jang. The governors are expected to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan after the meeting.

Mr. Jang had lost last month’s election of the governors’ forum chairman to Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers by 16 to 19 votes, but rejected the result.

Meanwhile, the plateau governor said he is not an impostor, in response to a warning by his Rivers State counterpart, Rotimi Amaechi, that he should stop impersonating him.

“Am I claiming to be the Governor of Rivers State? he asked journalists in Abuja after a meeting of his faction of the NGF. “How am I then impersonating him?”


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  • p town man

    Jang stop dis hand fulling NGF stuff and be loyal to Ameachi.

    • barde lewi

      The Fulan man Wamakko, governor of sokoto state, has been recalled by his Fulani brother Tukur. When will your owm Amaechi who is from the south south, the slave port be asked to come back to the PDP? U see how people from the south south often fool themselves? Sell their conscience cheap to the Yourbas and Fulanis who hanged Kensarowiwa

    • Musa Mai noma

      Has Amaechi not been there for 2 yrs-as chairman of the forum? Haba what does he want again? The man is becoming a real bore.-

      • p town man

        Been there for 2 yrs is nt an excuse. We have had Govs that were there for 4yrs. They(NGF) would have disqualified him(Ameachi) b4 d NGF election, instead of creating factions after election.

      • Judgement Day

        Your name said it all, so it is a crime for Amaechi to be re-elected democratically? Are you saying Jang should continue to parade himself as the elected chairman despite loosing out in the election? Dont be stupid!

        • Adoki

          He is not “parading himself’. At least 16 governors have so far been parading him.

          • Tobibs

            Nigeria is what it is today because of people of no morals like you

          • Richy Amechi Fidel

            16 Governors parading Jang and 19 Governors parading Ameachi, so tell me who the winner is?

      • Es3

        Amaechi: A man that went behind to alter the constitution of the governor’s forum to give himself 2nd term as chairman (without the knowledge and consent of the all the governors) while undue advantage of the 12 governor (or deputies) quorum requirement, is not worthy of any positive recognition!

        • Richy Amechi Fidel

          Please can you tell me how many years bukola saraki spent as the NGF Chairman during his tenure?

          • Es3

            If Bukola Saraki spent more than one term, then it was with the tacit consent of ALL his colleagues at that time and Bukola Saraki was not elected neither did another indicate interest in the contrary?! Please confirm?

            Besides, Saraki kept the association focused on its main purpose of formation and did not convert it to a political party, neither did he bring the group under the control of an opposition political party?!

  • madu

    Let amaechi who has been there for 2 yrs as chairman of NGF and does not want to relinquish the position to others, also call his own meeting for us to see-is he not an Ikwerre man who understands and speaks Ibo better than late ojukwu and yoruba more than Tinubu? Fine our prayer is for him not to die unmourned by his socalled supporters in the south west and the fulani north-APC said they supported amaechi to disgrace jonathan-is this man not thinking at all? He was not backed because he is very intelligent-no way-theirs was to use him to shame his brother in the SS and he gave his support to such rubbish! What a shame

    • Dominic’s

      Mr Madu u r a big primitive fool 4 making such comments

    • Richy Amechi Fidel

      Ameachi can be re-elected at the NGF chairman and it does not mean anything, after all bukola saraki spent more than 2 years as NGF chairman so why is Ameachi’s case a problem to your life?

  • prolifik

    U are a big fool, stupid ethnic bigot.

  • Adoki

    The PDP governors, led by Amaechi’s South South brother, Akpabio, asked Tukur to recall Wamako.

  • Dominic’s

    Oga did u win d election Or were declared winner of d election?

  • justice

    Can people please focus on the meat of the matter. Wheather Amechi has been there for 2 years, conducted the election as a sitting chairman, the fact remains that his peers allowed that and participated in an election he won. Any other shenanigans is just mischief making. Period.