The National Chairman, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has decried the idea of a consensus candidate for the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).
Musa made the remark on Tuesday in a telephone interview in Abuja.
According to him, the choice of a consensus candidate does not arise since an election in the forum has been conducted.
The political observers have suggested that Gov. Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers and his Plateau counterpart, Jonah Jang, may be asked to step down as factional chairmen of NGF for a consensus candidate, to reconcile the warring parties.
Musa said that whatever happened after the election was secondary, adding that the primary thing was that the election was conducted and all the 35 governors participated while results were announced.
“The important thing is that Nigerian governors had an election and the results of the election were announced, the election was voluntary and conducted in a free, fair and cordial atmosphere.
“Every reasonable person should abide by the outcome; for the sake of democracy, they should let the result be.”
He said that the leadership should not have allowed the crisis in the NGF to happen, to make the forum relevant in the political development of the country.
“With this development, there will be two governors’ fora, one led by Gov. Jonah Jang, the other by Gov. Chibuike Amaechi; this tends to make NGF irrelevant.”
He urged PDP stakeholders to allow justice to take its rightful place in the course of finding lasting solution to the crisis. (NAN)