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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Election crisis: Pro-Ameachi governors to boycott Monday’s NGF meeting

DailyPost has gathered that governors who voted for Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, as chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, may stay away from tomorrow’s meeting called at the instance of the other faction.
The emergency meeting slated for Monday, June 17 and convened by the camp led by Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State, was fixed some days ago.
The meeting, it was learnt was called to resolve the disagreement over the Federal Government’s non-payment of February arrears to states.
It would be recalled that Finance Commissioners of the 36 states of the federation had on June 13, staged a walk out on the Minister of State for Finance, Dr Yerima Lawan Ngama, over non-payment of February arrears, amounting to N160 billion.
Tomorrow’s meeting which seeks to resolve the impasse, was designed to drag the pro-Amaechi governors to Abuja, as they would want to have a say in the contentious matter.
However, most of them are already in the know of the politics behind the parley and have decided to either send their deputies or stay away outrightly.
Although, Amaechi had defeated Jang by 19 to 16 votes at the May 24 election, Jang had insisted that he won Amaechi in the controversial NGF election.

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