Govs Protest Over Amaechi’s Victory


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Some Governors, basically from PDP, have rejected and denounced Amaechi’s 19-16 victory over Gov Jang of Plateau state following yesterday’s Nigeria Governor’s Forum elections.

The protesting Governors include, Godswill Akpabio (Akwa-Ibom); Sullivan Chime (Enugu); Isa Yuguda (Bauchi); Idris Wada (Kogi); Liyel Imoke (Cross River); and Martin Elechi (Ebonyi). Governors Jonah Jang (Plateau), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina) and Peter Obi (Anambra).

The Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Geidam, was absent from the event.

Akpabio, who spoke on behalf of the protesting parties said Amaechi ought to have resigned his position as chairman of the NGF before contesting the election. The action, he insisted, breached the rules.

Yuguda expressed disbelief at the outcome of the election in spite of the fact that the PDP Governors Forum supposedly presented a common candidate.

The governors did not state whether they were speaking for the PDP Governors or speaking for themselves.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh spoke to reporters on the party’s position on the outcome of the contest.

He said that it was solely a NGF affair, saying that the election was not about the PDP and that the party did not monitor the exercise.

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