Browsing: Governor Rotimi Amaechi

It will be recalled that Governor Rotimi Amaechi, the recently re-elected NGF chairman, had warned his Plateau state counterpart, Governor Jang, to stop impersonating him when the latter summoned the NGF meeting for Monday

Amaechi said that the Plateau State governor, who declared himself the chairman of the NGF after losing in an election to him by 19 votes to 16, has now gone further to call a meeting of the forum for Monday

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Peter Okhiria, said Oshiomhole’s ordeal might not be unconnected with the ongoing onslaught against governors who are perceived to be in support of Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s re-election as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum

Amaechi, who spoke on Monday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, at a youth forum, said the NWC suspended him without any invitation or fair hearing

Amaechi on Friday scored 19 votes to defeat the Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, the eventual candidate of Jonathan and the Presidency, on his way to retaining his seat

As reported earlier by The Eagle Online, Jonathan, who is against the continuation of Amaechi in office as the head of the NGF, had commenced the process of gathering the signatures of some governors.
The plot is that once the signatures are up to 20, the list would be presented at the NGF meeting, with the position that the governors on the list do not want Amaechi to continue in office

While commending the Federal Government for steps being taken to address the security challenges in the country and for constituting an investigative panel into Baga, Borno State massacre, the governors enjoined the President to do more in assisting the affected states