NGF Election: Nobody Asked Me To Step Down For Jang – Amaechi Reviewed by Momizat on . The Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi has refuted speculations that he was advised by the Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to step down f The Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi has refuted speculations that he was advised by the Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to step down f Rating: 0
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NGF Election: Nobody Asked Me To Step Down For Jang – Amaechi

The Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi has refuted speculations that he was advised by the Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to step down for his opponent, Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau state in the controversial Chairmanship election of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).

In an interview with the anchor of BBC Hardtalk, Shaun Ley, Mr Amaechi said the NGF was striving to be independent from external forces.
“Nobody advised me not to run,” Mr Amaechi said.

Asked if he told President Goodluck Jonathan, who is the leader of his political party, the PDP, of his ambition to re-contest for the chairmanship of the NGF, Mr Amaechi said “there is no law that requires me to tell him that I was going to run.

“I didn’t need to run to the president to say Mr President I need to run for the chairmanship of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. I didn’t need to do that and I didn’t do that.

“And he in turn did not call me to say don’t run, I heard you’re going to run.

“So I ran and I didn’t see the president on the ballot. The person I saw on the ballot was Jonah Jang.”

Mr Amaechi reaffirmed that he defeated Mr Jang 19 to 16 votes in the NGF chairmanship election.

Speaking on his suspension from the PDP, the governor said nobody have the right to dictate the party he associate with.

“I am going nowhere. We’ll all be in the PDP,” he said.

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  • Faith

    Kudos to you Channels TV for making sure that the whole world sees all the corruption going on in Nigeria. There are legal protocols to follow in every situation, just because someone is not happy with a governor does NOT give him or her the right to impeach him. The saddest part of this story is that so many Nigerians including ‘so-called’ elders and other people have been either bribed or brainwashed to think that they have the highest authority in Nigeria and can do and undo as they please. In my opinion, it will be better for him to move from PDP to ACN along with other governors that don’t believe in that party called PDP. CHANGE must come to NIGERIA whether anybody likes it or not, we are taking over gradually but SURELY.

  • Smith

    Well said, Faith.

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