Pro-Jonathan Governors Rejects Amaechi’s Election As Governors’ Forum Chair
Ameachi had earlier won the keenly contested chairmanship seat of the forum held at the Rivers State Government House, defeating Jonah Jang of Plateau by 19 votes to Jang’s 16.
The governors addressing the press at the end of an emergency meeting at the Akwa Ibom Government House in Abuja alleged that the election that produced Governor Amaechi as the Chairman was rigged in his favour.
The Governors – Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo, Peter Obi of Anambra, and others, led by the Governor of Akwa-Ibom state, who is a strong supporter of President Jonathan said the ballot papers used for the election were not serialized thus allowing for manipulation.
They vowed to recognize Governor Jonah Jang as the Governors Forum chairman instead of Governor Rotimi Amaechi who won the election.
Akpabio and a host of other governors loyal to the president had oppose the candidature of Rotimi Ameachi as the Chairman of the forum
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