"Rebel" Governors Urge Jonathan To Remove Sambo As Vice President

"Rebel" Governors Urge Jonathan To Remove Sambo As Vice President

Four of the seven aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party governors on Tuesday met with President Goodluck Jonathan, in Abuja to protest ‘the belligerence’ of the party’s National Chairman, Dr.  Bamanga Tukur.

It was gathered that the  the four ‘rebel’ governors – Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and  Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto) – reiterated their demand for the recognition of  their Rivers State counterpart, Rotimi Amaechi, as  the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

They were also said to have asked the President to ask Tukur to halt plans to take over the party’s structure in their various states.

These, among other things, were parts of demands tabled before the President at a closed-door meeting   held at the First Lady’s wing of the Presidential Villa.

It was also gathered that those at the meeting commended elders of the party for their various efforts at resolving the crisis that led to the factionalisation of the ruling party. They equally commended the President for his disposition towards the various peace moves.

Three of the aggrieved governors who were absent from the meeting were  Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano); and Abdulfatai Ahmed (Kwara).

It was gathered that  Kwankwaso and Ahmed  travelled  out of the country.

A-yet-to-be verified information claimed that the governors equally asked the President to replace Vice-President Namadi Sambo with one of them as a pre-condition for their support should he decide to seek  a second term in 2015.

A source privy to the meeting said, “The aggrieved  governors are ready for peace;  that is why they   attended  the meeting in the first place. However, it is doubtful if any progress can be made if unconstitutional actions taken by the Tukur-led National Working Committee of the party  are not reversed.”

Source: Legit.ng

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