I’m Old Enough To Be Your Father, Jang Tells Amaechi Reviewed by Momizat on . The factional leader of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) and Governor of Plateau state Governor, Jonah Jang, has said he is not quarrelling with Governor Chib The factional leader of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) and Governor of Plateau state Governor, Jonah Jang, has said he is not quarrelling with Governor Chib Rating: 0
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I’m Old Enough To Be Your Father, Jang Tells Amaechi

The factional leader of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Plateau state Governor, Jonah Jang, has said he is not quarrelling with Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State insisting that he is too old for such squabbles.

Speaking to journalist at the sideline of the dinner organised by President Goodluck Jonathan to celebrate his mid-term in office, Mr Jang said he is old enough to be Mr Amaechi’s father.

He said, “Amaechi is my younger brother, infact, I can say son because if you look at Amaechi’s age, I’m old enough to be his father.”

Ask to respond to Mr Amaechi’s statement that he polled 19 to defeat him at the NGF elections, Mr Jang said, “Well, that is his problem but I know that I am the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.”

Mr Amaechi defeated Mr Jang of Plateau by 19 votes to 16 last month to re-emerge as the forum’s chairman. Mr Jang, alongside 15 other governors have since formed a parallel forum.

Jang is undemocratic

Mr Amaechi, who had earlier presided a brief meeting of 15 governors at the Rivers State Governor’s lodge, had referred to Mr Jang as ‘undemocratic’ for refusing to accept the result of the NGF election.

Also speaking to reporters at the presidential dinner party, the Rivers State governor said, “Anybody who support him, including the television house is undemocratic.

“I have said it in a statement that at any point in time, we can’t accept 19 governors against 16, then we are afraid of 2015.”

Asked if he was suspended from his political party – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – for refusing to step down for Governor Jang, Mr Amaechi said, “If the party is suspending me for that reason, then too bad; the party too must learn to be democratic.

“I’m not aware that the party has given any reason for suspending me but if they say this is the reason then it is too bad. The party is yet to give me any reason for my suspension, but if that’s the reason that means the party is undemocratic.”

 

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  • Mike

    The problem here is that one of these eminent persons told lies in church during Thanksgiving to celebrate his election as Chairman of the Governor’s Forum. So the issue has gone beyond the realms of human intervention. One might recall the saying” whom the gods want to destroy, they first make mad” We are all watching.

  • Adekunle Aliu

    If Jang is old enough to be Amechi father, then he should keep off from all the things that can make him “jang” around as impostor. Where on earth do endorsements translate to votes? He is to me an old fool.

  • Obibiokwu Afara

    old fools

  • adeoye

    This is to tell Nigerians the level of premature leader(s) parading our governance, and to understand that future is very close, Please let us jointly make use of 2015 as a measure to flush All plonder (leaders) out the system. GOD(s) will help us ooooooooooooooooo.

    • Sunny Oke.

      What Nigeria needs is affirmative action not waiting on some god or any election were over 90% of the voters are either stack illiterates or no better than semi’s.Majority of Nigerians don’t know the value of proper elections or what and why they are voting in the first place and also taking into account the incumbency factor and the usual rigging, no amount of elections can change our fortunes.We talking about parties with no manifestos and no credible criteria for screening candidates coupled with our pathetic system of government, my advice is anyone relying on elections for change is simply deluding themselves in Nigeria.

  • Kola Adekola

    I feel sorry for Amaechi. He is an adult with a childs mind, running deeper and deeper into trouble. He wasn’t even invited for the meeting with GEJ, but he chose to gatecrash, only to be snubbed by a bodyguard. He was given every opportunity to make peace, but kept rattling out war songs. I guess he thought he was a super-hero like Tarzan, now he has to gatecrash to try to make peace. Poor thing!

    • Dan

      Kola, you’ve gotten this analysis wrong. Ameachi isn’t a saint and neither are his accusers. The crux of the matter is ‘who was nominated as the Chairman of NGF’? Those expecting Ameachi to make peace only because he is facing ‘superior power’ explain clearly why Nigeria is the way it is – in a mess. The truth is what it is and we should choose to know it and stand by it, regardless of interests. As for Jang’s talk of age, it is cheap blackmail. It’s so sad to see just how low our moral standards have fallen as a nation

  • Kola Adekola

    Why can’t Amaechi just shut up and join ACN? PDP is telling him to get lost, but he’s pretending to be deaf. Why?
    His faction was proven to weak, knock-kneed, noise making ninnies when they couldn’t even muster the slightest whimper against at the last PDP NEC… After all the racket in the newspapers demanding a NEC meeting so because they were going to pull Heaven down. How far na? Teeth meet iron!

  • Avong P Ayuba

    Shame no dey this old man face, as old as he is still go on public to
    disgrace his age. if Ameachi is young enough to be your boy, then what
    fatherly role have you shown. Jang, you had better advice yourself, if
    Ameachi is your boy, but you allow Akpabio who is boy to you to play you
    around.

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