NGF: Jonathan May Recognise Amaechi as Chairman, As 15 Pro-Jang Govs Move to Settle Rift
The governors as part of measures to stem the crisis from further escalating have resolved to avoid any media altercation with Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi.
According to one of the governors, a meeting to work out the template for the final resolution of the crisis is to be held with President Goodluck Jonathan within the wek, where it is expected that he would recognize Amaechi as the NGF chairman. He however decline to give details of the nature of settlement they desire to have.
“We intend to meet Mr President within the week to discuss means of settling the crisis among us, except that the uncontrollable media war has not permitted such,” he said. “In our thinking we have decided to as much as possible refrain from any media war with the other group because even when Amaechi does not speak those in his support will speak or respond and it is mostly coming from the APC governors. We intend to stop this because what we need is more than what they want; so we just have to resolve before it is too late.”
At the third pro-Jang NGF meeting last night were the governors of Bayelsa, Taraba (acting),Ebonyi, Plateau, Abia, Delta, Benue, Katsina, Akwa Ibom and Ondo.
The deputies of Kogi, Cross River, Anambra, Kaduna and Gombe stood in for their governors.
As the meeting progressed governors Emmanuel Uduaghan, Godswil Akpabio, Ibrahim Shehu Shema and Gabriel Suswan emerged to participate in a brief live television programme.
While Uduaghan expressed worry at the high rate crude oil theft and oil pipeline vandalism, Suswan and Shema spoke on the lingering ASSU strike and efforts by the governors to resolve it.
Akpabio expressed optimism that the NGF crisis would be resolved. “We believe that all the governors should once again be back as one fold so that we can continue to positively impact Nigerians,” Akpabio said.
The governors are billed to meet former President Olusegun Obasanjo today in Abuja as part of efforts to mitigate the crisis in NGF and the PDP.
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