Jang Seeks Recogniton, Leads NGF Faction To Jonathan

faction ngfGov. Jonah Jang of Plateau and factional Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), on Friday led 14 state governors to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa.

Addressing State House correspondents after a closed door meeting, Jang said they were in the villa to consult with the President.

He said “we have met with Mr President with me leading a team of governors from the Nigerian Governors Forum to congratulate Mr President and to consult with him on very serious national issues”.

When asked on the specific issues discussed with President Goodluck Jonathan, the governor said it ranged from security to governance and development.

“You know the security problem in the country and what we need to do in the coming two years to ensure that democracy stabilised and development continues in the country,” he said.

Also responding to the question of the division in NGF, he said: “Well, let me tell you that there is no any faction of the NGF. The NGF is one and I am the chairman of the NGF.”

The governors, who met the president with Jang, included Liyel Imoke of Cross River, Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo, Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta, Peter Obi of Anambra, Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa and Theodore Orji of Abia.

Others are Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State, Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, Idris Wada of Kogi, Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State and Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State.

Also in attendance were the acting Governor of Taraba, Garba Umar and the Deputy Governor of Benue, Steven Lawani. (NAN)


  1. Good riddance!
    Thanks to Governor Amaechi & the progressive governors for exposing the face of deceits in the house.
    Things have finally fallen apart & the house that is clearly divided against itself can certainly not stand. So RIP our once united & useful but now disunited & useless NGF, no thanks to the despotic & desperate Oga GEJ who poked his malicious nose into their once peaceful internal affairs.
    Now who is that old man Hang fooling by saying there’s no factions? Shame to those deceitful undemocratic minority who are falsely claiming victory over majority.
    What manner of example?!