All Progressives Congress’ governors are reportedly working hard to make sure that Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, does not get nominated as the Deputy Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.
The chairman of the forum is Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, but the deputy chairman position still remains vacant.
Punch reports that members of the NGF are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, ahead of the National Economic Forum, to select a deputy chairman.
A source in the Progressives Governors’ Forum revealed to Punch that governors in the PGF have been hinted that the Peoples Democratic Party is pushing for Fayose’s candidacy “to spite” the APC.
The source was quoted to have said: “You know the level of antagonism suffered by our party and President (Muhammadu) Buhari before, during and after the elections in the hands of governor Fayose.
“Having him as deputy chairman of the NGF is like rewarding him for his indiscretions; PGF governors are poised to block his emergence.”
Meanwhile, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Abdullahi Jalo said the APC was in no position to have a say in whom the opposition party selects for any position.
Jalo said: “The PDP as a political party has the right to nominate and support any of its governors to occupy any position given to the party.
“The issue of some governors opposing a governor chosen by our governors to represent them does not even arise. It is entirely our business as a party to choose anyone of our members we feel can best represent our interest anywhere at any time.”