The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) under the leadership of Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State has told Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State that the reconciliation of the governors under one umbrella can only start with the recognition of Governor Jang as Chairman of the NGF.
Amaechi had on Friday in Port Harcourt called for the reconciliation of the feud among the governors as the face off was affecting the once united forum.
But reacting through a statement released in Abuja and signed by the Sole Administrator of the Jang-led forum, Osaro Onaiwu, the governors stated that while they understand the “lamentation of Amaechi on the crack among the governors, they however reminded him that there would be no such fracture if Amaechi and his factional colleagues had adhered to the nomination of Governor Jang at the NGF which was duly accepted by the PDP Forum before the ill fated election.”
The statement further advised Amaechi to seek the truth of how Jang emerged as the consensus choice of the northern governors and he would find out that the deceit and the betrayal of trust among the governors were at the bottom of the fracture and that only a return to the original agreement can heal the fracture.
The governors under the leadership of Jang added that they were not surprised at Amaechi’s disappointment as he presently presides over an opposition governors’ forum, a leadership they said he inadvertently shares with Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State who is the Chairman of the All Progressives Governors’ Forum by virtue of the fact that all the governors under Amaechi’s leadership all belong to the All Progressives Congress (APC).