Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State on Saturday said the leadership crisis currently tearing the Nigeria Governors’ Forum apart has ‘lots of input from the outside.’
Infact, he said some of his colleagues had predicted that there would be crisis should an election be held to determine the Chairman of the NGF hence the move for a consensus candidate.
Uduaghan, who was speaking in an exclusive interview with Channels Television at the sideline of the Channels National Kids cub final match at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, which was won by Delta kids said, “What is happening in the NGF right now is very unfortunate and some of us predicted it that if we go into an election the NGF might break up and that was why we tried to work towards a consensus.”
He therefore appealed to all aggrieved parties in the matter to calm down and find amicable solution to the leadership tussle which has split the Forum right down the middle.
The governor said, “What I will appeal is that people should cool down their tempers because the tempers are too high and people are making comments that are very inciting.
“Instead there should be a reconciliatory move by the players both within the NGF and outside the NGF; because whatever is happening within the NGF has a lot of input from outside.”