Amaechi was duly elected Nigeria Governors’ Forum Chairman–Gov Aliyu

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

Mr. Aliyu said the governors would resolve their problems.

Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger and the Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum said on Wednesday that Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers was duly elected as Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

Mr. Aliyu made the statement at the installation of his Deputy, Ahmed Ibeto, as Wali Raya Kasar Nupe by Estu Nupe, Yahaya Abubakar, in Bida, Niger.

“No governor betrayed anyone; we were united in electing a chairman. If other people recognised another person as a chairman, we will solve our problem.

”We must recognise Amaechi as Nigeria Governors’ Forum Chairman,” he said.

The Niger Governor said “35 governors voted, 19 for and 16 for a particular candidate.”

“Those who go around destroying reputation should just bury their hatchet.

”We cannot go to 2015 with faction and disunity, there will be no progress, we must unite and come as a group,” Mr. Aliyu added.

He said Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau emerged as a candidate from the North after the forum discovered that there was “under current issues” between Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State and Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State.

Mr. Aliyu said the North must articulate its position as a state, region and as a people, adding, “Whoever offers us the best, we will go with him, that is politics of democracy.’’

Earlier, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, said good leadership and support was necessary for a better society.

The sultan urged leaders to work for the good of the common man and avoid any form of intimidation and harassment.

(NAN)


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  • emmanuel

    Aliyu, a morally bankrupt governor whole distributes less than N10 million to local government chairmen as Federal allocation monthly, his because he has to steal so much to prosecute presidential election should not speak in public.

    This same man mediated in the game between Yuguda and Shema when he agreed with his people to pick Jang.

    He already knows that he cannot get the support of his Nothern governor for anything again.

    • kunle

      emmanuel, you are free to reel out what you just reeled out. You may also include the corruption Goodluck Jonathan/Diezani Alison-Madueke are sitting on. But the bottomline with Aliyu in this case is that he spoke the truth about the NGF election. And why are you annoyed with that emmanuel_na_deri_na_mpiti? Why? Does truth anger you?

    • Bala R

      EVERY STATE IN NIGERIA HAD A CITIZEN KILLED ON THE PLATAEU. HOW DO YOU EXPECT THE GOVERNOR OF THAT STATE TO LEAD THE OTHER GOVERNORS?

    • Sadiq Garba

      Who are those northern governors that would not support Aliyu?
      Emma, the Jang gang has only 4 members from among the the 19 Northern governors.

  • Dominic’s

    Mr Emmanuel, u can say anything against d gov 4 telling Nigerians d truth abt Amaechi’s re-election