‘Jonathan Marginalizing A Greater Portion Of Nigeria To South-South’s Advantage’

Northern-governors-visit-to-Amaechi-in-Port-Harcourt-480x300President Goodluck Jonathan is concentrating most of the development projects in the South-South to the detriment of other zones and giving lucrative contracts to militants, a northern governor has alleged.

Five northern governors recently took it upon themselves to carry out consultations with former Nigerian leaders and stakeholders in a bid to resolve what they see as a crisis within the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that is capable of destroying the party with attendant effects for the country.

The governors are Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Mua’zu Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and Aliyu Wammako (Sokoto).

However, according to a PUNCH report, one of the governors, who spoke on condition of anonymity, made this allegation and cited it as one of the reasons they paid visits to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta as well as Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar in Minna.

The governor said, “We have said it several times that everything is tilted towards the South-South. It is not a question of Kano, Niger, Sokoto or Adamawa or just the North.

“Everything is tilted towards the South-South, appointments, contracts are given to militants; the issue is beyond just Kano.

“The South-West, North-West, North-East, North-Central have all been marginalised. Only last week, they approved a contract of N4bn for the expansion of the Onne Port in Rivers State with just about N1bn to the power plant in Jebba.

“If you consider all the major ongoing projects in Nigeria today, they are based in the South-South.

“We are talking about the marginalisation of a greater portion of Nigeria; we are talking of injustice and unfairness.

“It is about saving democracy. In any case, what is the business of Rivers with any of these issues?  What we are concerned about is the consequences of what is happening in Rivers on democracy”, he stated.


  1. I have seen why these Northern Governors came to Rivers State to fault the President in favour of Rivers State Governor CRA because he is being used as a tool to fight the president Goodluck Jonathan. Governor Rotimi Amaechi and his supporters have always been rumouring against the President that he haven’t done anything in his region rather paying attentions to Northern Leaders and co, why should these impostors making callous statements here. Gov Amaechi once used East west road against the President today his sponsors are making such statements I just pray he will say the Truth about South- South region. We will remain stronger for ever as we South – South/ Niger Delta’s the Pride of Africa. Asawana eh

  2. It is very Obvious dat dis Northern Gov can go at any learnt to Blackmail d president wit d Help of a third Class Graduate Gov frm d south south wu now thinks d Northers ar his best friend. We wil see d end of dis game come 2015.

  3. GEJ is a honest man but trapped by inexperience that is beign exploited by his greedy aides. I like him and at the same time pity him.

  4. Bunch of fools.let remind u guys n d surpporters of south south dat u hv miss d opportunity given 2 u.is not d same northern governors dat surpported GEJ 2 power.2day bcoz he has live up 2 his promise n bargain,d governors ar seen as bad guys.watch nd see d northern will not vote GEJ again.we will see hw many votes wud cum frm d whole south south n part of east.mumu stealin all over d place n deceive.


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