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Pro-Jonathan Govs Split NGF, Name Jang Chairman

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Still struggling to come to terms with the reality of the defeat of their candidate by Governor Rotimi Amaechi, aggrieved governors Saturday distanced themselves from his victory, claiming that he ceased to be their leader on Friday when his tenure ended.

The splinter NGF, led by Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom and chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, presented Governor Jonah Jang as the new Chairman of the NGF.

They also announced plans to set up a different secretariat for their meetings so as to disconnect from the Rivers State Governor’s Lodge, which had been serving as their meeting point in the past two years.

Eighteen governors, who are sympathetic to President Jonathan and his anointed candidate, Jang, converged on the Benue State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro and tried to discredit the electoral process that threw up Amaechi.

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The governors who are opposed to Amaechi’s victory are: Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, Jonah Jang of Plateau, Idris Wada of Kogi, Gabriel Suswam of Benue, Sullivan Chime of Enugu, Martin Elechi of Ebonyi, Theodore Orji of Abia, Peter Obi of Anambra and Isa Yuguda of Bauchi.

others are: Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo, Ibrahim Shema of Katsina, Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna, Garba Umar of Taraba, Ahmed Abdulfatah of Kwara, Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, Liyel Imoke of Cross River, Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa and Gombe Deputy Governor, Thaanod Rubainu.

The governors, who met behind closed doors for about two hours, later issued a communique, saying that they stood by the endorsement of 19 governors, who had earlier pledged their support for the candidature of the consensus candidate to be chosen by them and not Amaechi.

Governor Mimiko, who described himself as the Vice Chairman of the Jang-led NGF, read the six-paragraph communique issued and jointly endorsed by the faction.

“The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, under the new leadership of Governor Jonah Jang, as Chairman and Governor Olusegun Mimiko as the Vice Chairman, at the inaugural meeting held today, Saturday, May 25, 2013, resolved as follows:

“The new chairman of the NGF thanks Northern Governors’ Forum, the PDP Governors’ Forum and all the governors for the support and confidence reposed in him and vowed to work for the interest of the forum and country.

“The chairman of the NGF Governor Jonah Jang vows to unite members of the forum, work for the interest of the forum and the country.

“The forum re-states its commitment to continue being a platform for peer review, productive and collaborative engagement with all levels of government.

“The forum also resolves to continue to encourage and collaborate with Mr. President to restore peace and security in the country.” [Vanguard]

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  1. watchman

    May 26, 2013 at 11:49 am

    These disgruntled governors are funny. The election was conducted in their presence and theye participated in the process that produced the result without complaining. Now that the result is known, they are crying wolf. Is it because they could not rig the NGF election, as they did the Governorship and other elections in their states? They should bow their heads in shame. Shameless governors. Running to Anenih, who could not secure his own ward in the Governorship election in Edo State will not help you.

  2. wale

    May 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Why did you keep referring to Jang as the new NGF chairman. Did you put up this article to manipulate readers? Pls watch what you post or else you lose well meaning Nigerians that read your posts

  3. donjeff

    May 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    You guys are great to stand by Mr President & dump those rascals making utterances that they won the elections,congratulations to your chairman Governor Jonah Jang,God bless you all.

  4. dapa

    May 26, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    This is why most people will end up in hell becos they found it difficult to say or agree with the truth.Now let me ask.Is Amaechi not the winner?

  5. dapa

    May 26, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    For i know that nobody can cheat Akpabio a cheater that cheats and kill during his campaign and election.why coming to say they were rub.i know even if they survived in their plans to remove amaechi he will not go to akpabio to beg for food.Amaechi has been blessed if u like kill urself or not u can’t bring him down

  6. Dan Gelengu

    May 27, 2013 at 2:29 am

    U governors made mistake from d begining to allow Amaechi supervise over his own election as electoral committee. Anyway, is not too late, 19 out of 36 stil wins d election. Stand firm, Jang is d chairman.

  7. Dan Gelengu

    May 27, 2013 at 2:31 am

    You governors made mistake from d begining to allow Amaechi supervise over his own election as electoral committee. Anyway, is not too late, 19 out of 36 stil wins d election. Stand firm, Jang is d chairman.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

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“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

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He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

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Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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