Nyako Insists Jang Cannot Be NGF Chairman



Murtala-Nyako_trends.com_.ng_After a meeting with President Good luck Jonathan ,Adamawa state Governor Murtala Nyako fielded questions from journalists where he insisted that Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang who is leading a faction of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum did not win the chairmanship election and should therefore not lead the forum.Here is an excerpt of Nyako’s chat with reporters:
“In democracy, when you have an issue you discuss.
“The election in the governors’ forum has become an issue.
“It shouldn’t be an issue.
“When you say 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, even someone who is in elementary school knows which is higher.
“If one group got 19 votes the other one got 16, in democracy, even in the eyes of the people in elementary school, they know that 19 is higher than 16.
“It should not be turned into a controversy.
“What could be related to that is that it could not be the figure.
“We could all agree that whoever got the highest figure won the election but may be beyond the figure we have already in the governors forum established certain criteria for leadership within us.
“He must be somebody we trust.
“I would like to have a leader of the forum who, when he is with the President in the small room talking about Adamawa State, can put in a good word for Adamawa State.
“It should not be someone who will aggravate issues in the eyes of Mr. President.
“That element of trust must be there.
“If I vote for somebody, it must be somebody I could trust.
“We also said it should be somebody who has some degree of chemistry with the President that the President will be comfortable with.
“Now, if we find that the President is not comfortable with him, can we do a little bit of psychological work to get the two of them having the same chemistry?
“The other one we feel is that he should add some value to Mr. President.
“If you have a forum leader who is seen to be part of the President that has become a yes man of Mr. President, then the governors will say he is not representing our interests.
“If he is not representing the interest of the governors, he is not representing the interests of the ordinary Nigerians.
“These are areas we have sorted out.
“Obviously, if the chemistry is not still right, we should discuss it and find a way of adjusting the tempo, the countenance, the language of the subordinate.”
When he was asked who should step down between(Governor Rotimi) Amaechi and Jang, Nyako replied: “You are saying Jang should step down.
“Step down for what?
“Did he win the election?”
With reports from TheEagleonline

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