By Lawrence Olaoye
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) chaired by the Plateau state Governor, Jonah Jang, has dissociated itself from the planned retreat being organised by the Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s faction billed for Lagos.
In a statement released in Abuja and signed by the Media Officer, Kassim Yakubu, the Jonah Jang led Forum stated that it has come to its knowledge that there was a program in circulation naming its members as participants in the said retreat.
The statement alleged that it was a cunning attempt to give the retreat credibility following the dismal showing of the first one held in Sokoto last year.
“They have realised that Nigerians now know that they are an opposition governors forum and the only way to get credibility now is to invoke the names of governors who clearly do not belong to their group nor share in their vision of turning the Governors Forum into an anti federal government body “ the statement added.
“The first retreat turned out to be an anti federal government venting exercise and did not gain any traction with the general public who want the governors to stick to their primary functions of running their states and the objectives of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum which is to work in cohesion with all other tiers of government to deliver needed development to the Nigerian people” the group further said.
The statement predicted that the planned retreat will turn out to be another federal government bashing get-together where the opposition script will be acted out.