North-Central, South-South And South-East Governors Back Jonathan
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29, (THEWILL) – Governors of the North Central, South-South and South East geo political zones today after a meeting in Ilorin Kwara State declared their commitment to ensure the stability of the polity and the victory of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at the April Presidential election.
The meeting, which was hosted and chaired by the Kwara State Governor and Chairman of the influential Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr. Bukola Saraki is part of efforts geared towards uniting the governors and ensuring that all cracks are mended amongst them to give the Presidential ambition of President Jonathan a united support.
THEWILL gathered that the Governors deliberated on various political and economic issues just like it did at a similar meeting hosted by the Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan a few days ago in Asaba, Delta State with the Governors of South-South and South Eastern States in attendance.
Addressing journalists in Ilorin after the meeting, Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi (APGA) said governors would continue to play an important role in stabilising the polity in order to guarantee peace and security in the nation.
He said the governors would move to other geo-political zones to consult with their counterparts and other stakeholders on the best ways to ensure harmony and spread the message of unity.
Governors From Left; Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu, Emmanuel Uduaghan, Liyel Imoke and Martin Elechi.
“We decided to consult around the country with our colleagues on how to stabilise the polity. We have commenced with the North Central and will soon move to North-West, North-East and South-West, all in a bid to stabilise the polity and ensure that the unity of this country is paramount,” Obi stated.
The other state governors at today’s meeting include Senator Liyel Imoke (Cross River); Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta); Mr. Sullivan Chime (Enugu); Dr. Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu (Niger); Mr. Martin Elechi (Ebonyi); Mr. Theodore Orji (Abia); Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa); Mr. Gabriel Suswan (Benue) and the Deputy Governor of Nassarawa State.