Amaechi who stressed that as Chairman of Governors' Forum he is a critical stakeholder in the equation, insisted that: "If he [Jonathan] wants to contest, he will call me and inform me. And then we will look at it.”
The interviewer persisted and told the governor whether he did not think his refusal to answer the question was responsible for his problem with the Presidency. But Amaechi snapped back, saying:
“What makes the question simple? You want me to become a prophet and determine that the president will contest? Assuming I say today that I will support the President and tomorrow the President says he is not contesting. Let the President inform me that he wants to contest... If he decides to contest, he will call those that he wants to support him. That would be the time that we will discuss the issue.”On the specifics of their disagreement with PDP leadership, Governor Amaechi said, “It is all muddled up. You won’t talk about governance without talking about the party. The party needs to look at the direction the government is going…If we want victory at the polls, we have to correct these things.
"The party is not consulting enough; it seems as if the party wants to undermine the governors. What you see in the NGF is a deliberate attempt to cause confusion and division among the governors.”