Nigeria: How Presidency Tricked Governors


Some governors from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party say they were tricked by the presidency to sign documents creating a splinter group from the all powerful Governors Forum.
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Nigerian presidency battles for power with the Governors Forum

  • Nigeria:  NGF Election - How Presidency's Plot to Unseat Amaechi Failed

    Vanguard, 27 February 2013

    Details of the 'political coup' carefully plotted and executed by the Presidency to oust Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State from the leadership of the influential Nigerian ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Governors Are Not Against PDP Governors' Forum - Nyako

    Leadership, 26 February 2013

    Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa on Tuesday dismissed claims that some Governors of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) were opposed to the formation of a PDP Governors' Forum. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Respite for Gov Amaechi As Governors' Forum Defers Election of New Chairman Till May

    Premium Times, 25 February 2013

    A temporary respite came the way of Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday evening as state governors agreed that he should continue as chairman of the Nigeria Governors' ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  President Jonathan and 2015 - Okupe's Pure Wind

    Daily Trust, 27 February 2013

    Last Wednesday the bellicose Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, dismissed as "diversionary," a declaration by the Niger State governor, Dr ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan Comes of Age

    Vanguard, 27 February 2013

    Once derided for his hesitancy in using the instrument of state to protect his political interests, President Goodluck Jonathan may now have bared his fangs as he moves to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  2015 - Jonathan Turns the Screw On Lamido, Amaechi, Aliyu

    Leadership, 26 February 2013

    Despite assurances by the Jigawa State governor Sule Lamido that he did not wish to be drawn into the 2015 presidential fray, there are strong indications that President Goodluck ... read more »

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Incumbent chair Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

  • Nigeria:  Akpabio - Why I Was Elect Chairman of PDP Governors Forum

    This Day, 25 February 2013

    The new Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors' Forum, Godswill Akpabio Monday said that he was elected chairman of the PDP governors so as to enable the party ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Governors Forum Postpone Election Till May

    This Day, 25 February 2013

    After exhaustive meeting of governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors' Forum, it postponed the election of a new chairman for the forum till May in order to enable the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Tanko Yakassi Laments Formation of PDP's Splinter Governors' Forum

    Vanguard, 26 February 2013

    As the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, basks in the euphoria of setting up its own Governors' Forum with the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, as the chairman, elder ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  PDP Governors in Crucial Meeting With Akpabio Presiding

    This Day, 25 February 2013

    A crucial meeting of governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) commenced around noon Monday with the new chairman of the PDP governors, Godswill ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Governors' Forum Postpones Chairmanship Election Till May

    This Day, 26 February 2013

    Governors Monday deferred the election of chairman for the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF) until May to enable the incumbent, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, Governor of Rivers State, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Governors to Elect New Chair in May

    Daily Trust, 26 February 2013

    A meeting of the Nigerian Governors Forum ended in Abuja last night with a resolution to shift the election of their new officials till May this year. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Plot to Remove Amaechi Fails

    Leadership, 22 February 2013

    A major crisis capable of dismembering the powerful Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) has sprouted. During the Forum's meeting in the early hours of this Wednesday,its chairman and ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Plot to Remove Amaechi As NGF Chairman Fails

    This Day, 22 February 2013

    It was a night of long knives at the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) meeting on Wednesday night as majority of the governors rallied round their chairman and Rivers State Governor, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Pro-Jonathan's Govs' Plot to Remove Amaechi Crashes

    This Day, 21 February 2013

    It was a night of long knives at the Nigeria Governors Forum governors described as Pro-Goodluck Jonathan failed in their attempt to remove the Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi ... read more »