NGF gives Amaechi condition for reconciliation

Samuel Ogidan

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 Gov. Jang as Chairman of the Forum.

The Jang-led Forum, in a statement by its Sole Administrator, Earl Osaro Onaiwu, said while they understand the lamentation of Governor Amaechi on the crack amongst 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 Northern Governors Forum which was duly accepted by the PDP Governors Forum before the ill fated election.

The Forum advised Governor Amaechi to seek the truth of how Governor Jang emerged as the consensus choice of the Northern governors and he will find out that the deceit and the betrayal of trust amongst the governors was at the bottom of the fracture and that only a return to the original agreement can heal the fracture.

It added that they were not surprised at Amaechi’s disappointment as he presently presided over an opposition Governors’ Forum, a leadership they said he inadvertently shares with Owelle 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 belonged to the APC.