Jostle For 2015, Cause Of Rift In NGF – Jang


Faction of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Jonah Jang has said calculations for the 2015 presidential ticket was responsible for the crises in the forum.

“We know this whole thing is about 2015. But I want to let them know that 2015 is in the hands of God. Let us wait and see,” Jang, who is also the governor of Plateau State, said.

He spoke at the end of the meeting of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said he remained the authentic chairman of the NGF and promised to make peace with the other governors keeping away from the meetings presided over by him.

His words: “In a big party such as this, you will expect these crises to happen. PDP is solid and if some opposition thinks they will use our members to break our ranks, they are wasting their time.

“By the time we finish our NEC meeting, PDP will come back stronger,’” he said.

In his own remark, the Secretary of the BoT, Sen. Walid Jibril, said the wrangling in the party formed part of the discussion at the meeting.

“Details will unfold at the meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) on Thursday. We discussed matters connected to the progress of our party in preparation for the NEC meeting coming up on Thursday.

“We want to assure you that details of the activity will be properly communicated to you after the NEC meeting,” Jibril said.

He explained that as an advisory body, the BoT cannot enforce its resolution until it is ratified by NEC.