The somethe governors consisted of All Progressives Congress members and according to sources they told the United States security cabinet that Jonathan administration where secretly helping the terrorists.
But Immediately this was said Nigerian ambassador to the United States Prof Ade Adefuye rose in defence of the president administrationbut by then the word had been uttered.
The meeting was attended by President Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser, Ms. Susan Rice who also heard of the issue of the 2015 general election and corruption in Nigerian politics
Sources say that it was Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State who started the attack on President Jonathans, making the Ambassador to the U.S., Ade Adefuye to object to some of the comments.
Governors of Borno and Kano immediately joined to confirm what governor Nyako was saying as true.
Adefuye “did not take kindly to the allegations,” and the fact that the meeting was used by Nyako in particularto attack the the president disclosed.
The Ambassador called Governor Nyako to order telling him not to use the meeting as a forum “wash Nigeria’s linen in public.”
The Governors also had a fight regarding the problem of corruption and it boiled up when Gombe state governor said that in the country if a politician is accused of corruption all he had to do was change parties and Kano state Governor took this as a direct attack on his credibility and responded in anger.
All the while, the US officials, including Rice, the NSA, paid close attention to the Governors
Present at the meeting in the Washington DC were governors Nyako (Adamawa), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi), Kashim Shetima (Borno), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina) and Abdulfattah Ahmed (Kwara).
Others are Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Aliyu Wammako (Sokoto), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Idris Wada (Kogi), Usman Dakingari (Kebbi) and Prof. Ade Adefuye.
In attendance on the US side (in addition to Rice) were: Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Adviser (United States Institute of Peace), Mr. Grant Harris, Special Adviser to President Obama on Africa, Mr. John Mohr – Senior Staff Member – National Security Council and Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Ms Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
Source: The Guardian