Governors’ Forum Postpones Election Till May

Channels Television  
Updated February 25, 2013

Following reports that the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) was poised to change its leadership, the Forum on Monday said it had put off the elections until May when the current Chairman, Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi’s tenure will expire.

This was a key part of the resolutions reached by the Forum after an emergency meeting in Abuja which lasted over three hours.

The governors said they were united and would not take any action against anybody.

It was a moment of relief for Governor Amaechi as some of his colleagues, especially those from the North, were said to be backing Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State as his successor.

The decision to nominate Governor Shema as Mr. Amaechi’s successor was a fallout of the series of meetings by the northern governors at the Sokoto State governor’s lodge.