Governor Aliyu insists Amaechi beat Jang


By Femi Adi/Kaduna

Niger State Governor and Chairman of Northern States Governors Forum,NSGF Babangida Aliyu has insisted that the outcome of the Nigerian Governors Forum election that returned Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Ameachi as the winner of the election remains valid.

Aliyu said the Governors Forum conducted an election which produced a winner and some of the governors stand by the result.

Fielding question from journalists after the regular quarterly meeting of Northern States Governors Forum held today at General Hassan Katsina State House, Kaduna, Aliyu maintained that there was no division among the northern governors over the election.

Governor Babangida Aliyu:  Amaechi wons NGF election
Governor Babangida Aliyu:
Amaechi wons NGF election

Though he acknowledged that there was an election that was later rocked by crisis, he believed the problem would be solved with time.

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However, P.M.News gathered that out of the five governors that attended the meeting , three of them, Jigawa , Niger and Nasarawa states were pro-Ameachi while the other two; those of Kaduna and Gombe were pro-Jang.

A source told P.M.News that Kaduna governor, Mukhtar Yero was compelled to attend because he was the host and Gombe State governor that attended was absent during the NGF meeting so he was neutral.

It was also gathered that Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang and other pro -Jang supporters refused to attend the meeting on grounds that chairman of the NSGF, Governor Aliyu betrayed them during the election that later divided the governors.

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