President Goodluck Jonathan is working out arrangements to meet with the 36 governors to resolve the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) crisis.
This is one of the agreements the President reached with the G5 Northern governors he met last weekend.
According to the report, although the five governors asked the President to recognise Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi as the chairman of the NGF, he said he would rather summon a meeting of all governors to iron things out.
A source said: “The President admitted that the NGF crisis and the situation in Rivers State were overheating the polity. He said: ‘Really, I need your assistance’.
“He said he would prefer to meet with all the governors to resolve the NGF crisis as a body in a family manner and move forward.”
But the President reportedly protested against alleged “unwarranted attacks” by Amaechi and some of the governors.
On other demands of the five governors, the source said: “Jonathan noted the issues raised and he promised to get back to the five governors and Amaechi.
“So, we are expecting another round of meeting with the President on other issues like Adamawa and Rivers crises; the leadership challenge in PDP and lack of internal democracy; hijack of PDP structure at the state level by Abuja politicians; fears over 2015; clampdown on some governors to force them to do the bidding of the President; intolerance of the opposition and the need for reconciliation.
“We do not know when we will meet with the President but it might be very soon.”