NGF crisis: Drama as 15 governors attend pro-Jang parley

Gov. Jonah Jang

by Isi Esene

The controversy trailing the chairmanship position of the Nigeria’s Governors Forum (NGF) continued yesterday with a faction of the group meeting with the Plateau governor, Jonah Jang.

All the nineteen governors loyal to the Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi who won the May 24 NGF chairmanship election with 19 to 16 votes stayed away from the parley called by Jang.

Two previous meetings called by Jang at his factional secretariat located in the Maitama District, Abuja were similarly boycotted by the pro-Amaechi governors.

Reports say the meeting was attended by Theodore Orji (Abia); Martin Elechi (Ebonyi); Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa); Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta); Gabriel Suswam (Benue); Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom); Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo); and Umar Garba (Taraba Acting Governor).

Deputy Governors who represented their principals were those of Anambra, Gombe, Kogi, Kaduna and Cross River.

Drama, however, ensued at the end of the meeting with the governors objecting to Jang’s reading of the meeting communique. Sources say the governors complained that his voice was not audible enough and subsequently advised that his deputy, Governor Olusegun Mimiko executes the task.

In reading the faction’s communiqué, Governor Mimiko announced that the splinter group had set up a five-man committee to review their constitution. The committee, which is to be chaired by Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State, has Governors Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa), Theodore Orji (Abia), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta) and Mimiko as members.

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  2. sounds more like a PDP gov’s forum

  3. sounds like a PDP gov’s forum

  4. This is to show Nigerians crystal clear How, GEJ has belong so unpopular, and that is just a mirror to show how GEJ came to power, I hope meaningful Nigerians will not accept that come 2015. Some will win election while some else will be parading himslef as the winner, what a shame!

    1. Why wastin time on dis governorship forum stuff,elites are concious of what dey do.they will definately settle and d masses been d fool.I think Nigerians should read more on hw society works who really is in charge of d state.elites or d masses who are d majority. ?elites offcourse

  5. Jang shld accept defeat and allow amaechi to run the NGF…those governors dat are followin u we soon disapoint u….d last NGF election is glarin dnt b push to d level u wil recieve ur stigma..u beta relax…u cal a meetin only 15 in attendance cant u see u need to check ur slf and ur unGodly followers

  6. Jona and this mumuko self

  7. The earlier Gov Jang and his NGF faction faces reality by accepting defeat and submit to the authentic leadership of the actual winner of the eletction, the better for himself and his group. NGF or no NGF, Nigeria is bigger than any individual or party. Nigerian politicians must learn to accept defeat anytime it comes even when they have
    Spent so much money to achieve success by all means.

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