Another presidential scam packaged to break the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF has been exposed.
Following the defeat of President Jonathan’s backed consensus candidate for the NGF chairmanship position, Jonah Jang by the incumbent chairman of the body, Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom today released a doctored document purportedly signed by 19 state governors to elect Jang as the chairman.
The document which was being circulated by Akpabio’s media aide, Deacon Jackson Udom claimed that 19 governors voted Jang as the NGF chairman. But a close scrutiny of the document showed that the signatures on it were those collected before the election today.
In fact, Akpabio in his handwriting changed the date on the document from April to May. The Akwa Ibom governor also used his pen to fill the name of Jang on the document in a manner suggesting criminal conspiracy and fraud.
Director General of the NGF, Okauru had earlier at the secretariat of the forum announced the outcome of the election before all the governors where Amaechi scored 19 votes to defeat Jang who polled 15 votes. After the defeat, Akpabio retreated with some eight governors to cook the forged document published in this report.