NGF Chair: Amaechi Loses Out As PDP Governors Choose Jang As Consensus Candidate
SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, (THEWILL) – The Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDPGF) Friday afternoon at a meeting inside the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja, dealt a huge blow to the reelection bid of the current Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, by choosing Plateau State Governor, Air Commodore Jonah David Jang (PDP) and Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State (LP) as its consensus Chairman and Deputy Chairman for the NGF.
The PDP Governors maintain the majority in the NGF.
As at the time of filing this report, the NGF meeting to elect a Chairman and Deputy was in progress at the Rivers State Governors Lodge.
PDP sources told THEWILL that Amaechi did not attend the PDP Governors meeting as he was also holding last minute discussions with Governors of the opposition parties on his reelection.
THEWILL can also report that several influential members of the PDP including the Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu had at different meetings with Amaechi last night prevailed on him to drop his reelection bid as the party had agreed to let one of the governors from the north chair the forum.