Governor of Plateau State and factional chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, Jonah Jang has berated his Rivers State counterpart, Governor Chibuke Rotimi Amaechi for working closely with opposition elements against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led Federal Government.
In a statement in Abuja, yesterday, Governor Jang described Governor Amaechi as Chairman of the Opposition Governors’ Forum.
Amaechi defeated Jang 19-16 votes in a keenly contested election for the Chairmanship position of the NGF last May but the Plateau governor has refused to accept his defeat citing his endorsement by the 19 governors of the northern states as a clear indication that he already had majority support of his colleagues before going into the elections.
Jang’s statement followed the declaration by the Presidency that it only recognized the Jang-led faction of the forum.
Jang, while affirming that the NGF was originally formed for peer review among the states and to provide needed social and economic elevation to the Nigerian people, lamented that “Instead, Governor Amaechi has turned his team into an opposition group. They are now obsessed with the presidency and the Federal Government.
“Even the recent retreat they had, turned out to be like an anger management conference to vent against the Presidency and the Federal Government”, he said.