Other Governors Have Forsaken Amaechi – Ononuju

A public Affairs analyst, Katch Ononuju has said that other members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have abandoned the Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi and purported winner of the forum’s chairmanship election.

katch_ononuju_7685976597Mr Ononuju, who was a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, quoted a local newspaper where the All Progressives Congress (APC) was reported to have confessed with Governor Amaechi to use the NGF election to ‘disgrace’ President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

He said when Governor Amaechi called a meeting yesterday (Tuesday), “nobody is with him. All those people you said voted or not voted when Governor Jang called his meeting, they are there.”

There has been intense scheming in the NGF, an association composed of the 36 governors in Nigeria, after its election for a new chairman. The Director General of the governors forum, who served as the returning officer at the election had announced that Governor Amaechi polled 19 of the 35 votes casted while his only opponents and Plateau state Governor, Jonah Jang polled 16 votes.

Anticipating there might be controversies from the election, the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola had secretly taped the voting and counting process – a short video clip already being circulated online.

In Mr Ononuju’s opinion, the video was doctored and may not represent what really happened in the conference room of the Rivers State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja, venue of the controversial election.

The analyst said the action of Mr Amaechi, who has vowed not to step aside for Mr Jang is disrespectful to the PDP.

1 Comment

  • odiri says:

    I am surprised that you people quoted this man after the interview. are you promoting mediocrity or what? this man made a disgrace of himself this morning. he couldn’t answer one question correctly, he just came to express his opinion, with all temerity, talking like a feudal lord that wants to shove instructions down the throat of his subject. I was so ashamed of him. thanks to the channels crew for making him look as foolish as he is. there is no difference between him and the my oga at the top man. the man could be summarized in one phrase….. a student that went to an exam hall on seeing the question paper wrote on his answer script, the questions I cannot answer and goes ahead to set questions fir himself.

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