Nigeria Governors Forum Crisis: Jang Opens Parallel Secretariat
The faction of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) loyal to the governor of Plateau state, Jonah Jang has commissioned its secretariat in the Maitama District of Abuja.
The secretariat, a butter colour two-storey building, located at No 2, Nana Street, Maitama District, was officially opened by Mr Jang and his self-appointed NGF Vice Chairman, Olusegun Mimiko, the Ondo State Governor.
Altogether, 14 state governors and two deputies were present at the event. The governors present include Kaduna, Kogi, Abia, Katsina, Ondo, Plateau, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Delta, Ebonyi and Taraba States. The deputy governors present were those of Benue and Gombe.
The NGF, an association of the 36 state governors in Nigeria was factionalised Friday when 18 governors refused to accept the re-election of Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers state as chairman. Mr. Amaechi defeated Mr. Jang by 19 votes to 16 to emerge chairman.
Vice President Namadi Sambo was not present as expected.