We Almost Fought During Governors' Forum Election – Mimiko

Dr. Olusegun Mimiko
By SaharaReporters, New York

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State stated earlier today that Nigeria’s governors came close to a physical fight during yesterday’s meeting of Nigeria Governors' Forum at which Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi was reelected as chairman. Mr. Amaechi defeated Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau who was backed by President Goodluck Jonathan in the highly anticipated election that held in Abuja on Friday evening.

Mr. Mimiko, who stepped down as a candidate for the post of deputy chairman, revealed that he and his faction of governors would not recognize the validity of the election of Governor Amaechi. Governor Mimiko made the statement while speaking with reporters in Abuja after the meeting on Saturday of the faction that supported Mr. Jang.

Mr. Jang’s camp claimed that the endorsement given to him by the PDP governors as well as by Northern governors was enough to make him the chairman of the Forum.

Curiously, Mr. Jang did not read the communiqué issued by the faction he leads. Reportedly sick, Mr. Jang asked Governor Mimiko to read his group’s statement.

Asked whether there was no difference between endorsement and election and whether they were sure that those who endorsed Mr. Jang eventually voted for him, Governor Mimiko said: “Go and ask those who claimed to have conducted [the] election.” According to him, “The option open to us would have been to be physical but as responsible people, we couldn’t. But we made it clear to them that what they did was inappropriate. Probably that was in line with their decision to divide the Governors Forum.”

Mr. Mimiko said it was wrong for Governor Amaechi to be in office and still conduct the election. “All through that meeting we continued to make a point that Amaechi had to step down, that his tenure has ended,” said Mr. Mimiko. He added: “Even in ordinary village meeting, when tenure ends, the next thing to do is to call for a resolution of the house to elect a temporary leadership who would preside over the election agreed by all. Amaechi insisted he was going to be chairman of that election which he was candidate. He produced some papers that he called ballot papers. There was no way we could trace the source. We don’t know whether they were pre-marked or whatever.”

Asked whether President Goodluck Jonathan and governors stepped down from office before the conduct of election, Mr. Mimiko kept quiet.

Meanwhile, Governor Godswill Akpabio continued with his merry-go-round yesterday by taking Mr. Jang round the homes of PDP chieftains in Abuja. Our sources disclosed that Governor Akpabio took his faction’s chairman to the homes of Tony Anenih, current chairman of the PDP’s board of trustees, as well as Vice President Namadi Sambo.

SaharaReporters learned that the two governors were also planning a visit to the home of the PDP’s national chairman, Bamanga Tukur.

An Abuja-based political observer described the split in the Governors Forum as proof that the Jang faction was hostile to democracy. “Is Governor Jonah Jang leading the PDP governors, or is he leading the NGF?” asked the observer.

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A question for you

All these noise Nigerians are making, Did Amaechi become the chairman of NGF through the Ballot. Has there ever been any voting in deciding the chairman of NGF. No leader in Nigeria has ever stepped down before an election,but INEC conducts election. Even girl friend/boy friend matter, i know the kind of fight a guys puts when someone wants to take over the girl friend. What more for an office of the president. Remember Okadigbo died for that, Naaba destroyed politically, Alam disgraced, Atiku rubbished, Oji Uzor yet to find his feet, Dariye and fayose still mixing in action, all because someone whats to safeguard his position which is so natural. Even in heaven, the angels fought lucifer cos of power and sent him down to hell. We should thank our God that Jonathan is not a wicked fellow.

Shine your eyes

if governors forum could ended in chaos what did you expect the masses to see in 2015 election under PDP regime

Some can be so myopic.If

Some can be so myopic.If Ameachi is being used by the North and South West then let us ask your GEJ who constitute his kitchen cabinet,VP,Senate President,House of Rep President,CJN,SA.etc North. Then check those who weld power in PDP Tukur et al .Let GEJ continue to delude himself&fight those at his home base.He has forgotten the whole nation is his constituency.He should go and ask OBJ.The North has cleverly carved out their forum.That is what they will used to bargain in primaries for 2015 as beautiful bride.At the end we will know who is deceiving who.All we want good governance for Nigeria WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO ROMANCE MEDIOCRITY AT THE EXPENSE OF EXCELLENCE.Nigerians have gone past that.
Me mean no harm.The worst enemies of the SE/SS are they themselves.Enough of the charade.

Mmiko

I am from Ondo State but I am so happy I did not vote MimIKO as governor of Ondo State and I ev no regret not voting him. u know sometime, some of us thought that Ondo government house as been moved to Aso Villa in Abuja for he is too frequent there. at this talk of Mimiko I am ashamed for him, no wonder the Tinubu and group did not find him worthy to invite him to join their new Holy alliance. Mimiko a market woman would have make a better governor than you. No single road is fix in Ondo North & South senatorial zone, all road as gone from bad to worst no longer motorable. all u can do is to come to public to tell lie about a process that was so glaring to the public. today u er a christian tomorrow u er a muslim. I know there is something about u that is funny and not right. Ondo state people I know someday u will wake up from ur slumber. Mimiko, oma se o

Mimiko SHUT THE HELL UP

I am so disappointed in Mimiko. I am from Ondo Town and never expected this rubbish from my governor. If GEJ supported you in your reelection and you want to pay him back, bros there are better ways than these stupid and foolish behavior to pay back. There are so many Governors that are not involved in this mess (e.g. Fashola)so Please address issue of your state and shut the hell up.

Good write up. I am so

Good write up.
I am so disappointed in Mimiko. I am from Ondo Town and never expected this rubbish from my governor. If GEJ supported you in your reelection and you want to pay him back, bros there are better ways than these stupid and foolish behavior to pay back. There are so many Governors that are not involved in this mess (e.g. Fashola)so Please address issue of your state and shut the hell up.

Mimiko a liar

Some ppl in the state know him to be a liar.

BEWARE AMAECHI BEWARE!!!

As for me the APC are planting a mole in the person oF Amaechi to use him to destabilise the SE/SS Power block in the name of democracy.Amaechi will soon regret being used to pull down his brother when the chips are down. He will find himself as an orphan with his APC RENEGADES. Time for him to retrace his steps and stop this dance of madness. Why didnt Yoruba Politicians rise up and compete with OBJ during his second term bid??. Amaechi beware of being used by Afenifere against your people simply because your name is ROTIMI?. Beware Amaechi!!!

Mimiko a straightforward person?

Mimiko a straight forward person? Go ask what he did to Alliance for Democracy (AD)in Ondo State in 2003,PDP in 2007 and even AC that gave him all the supports during his travails to get his mandate back after the 2007 election. Now he's frolicking with the PDP to gain the support of the presidency in ensuring the courts uphold his victory at the last election and in preparation for his defection to the party. He has always been a chameleon in politics.

How I wish Governor Mimiko

How I wish Governor Mimiko was not involved in this. The entire thing is becoming so messy and it is affecting his good reputation in the minds of his admirers. We used to perceive him as a straightforward person. The only straightforward thing about this election is that Governor Amaechi won Q.E.D.

shame on the governor

it is very shameful to see those calling themselves governors of state of Nigeria,behaving foolishly.what is wrong with Mr president did he think the masses are fools we are waiting,2015 will judge all of them,

Thanks SR

Man Sowore,

Thanks for giving Nigerians the opportunity to express themselves freely without fear.

CLOWNS as Governors

Thought Mimiko was supposed to be a little more intelligent than evidenced from this report - I believe Nigerians should be now be wiser and realise our individual and collective errors of allowing these clowns to be voted, imposed or smuggled into the corridors of power? It is sad that these sorts of characters who cannot point to any tangible success aside from their government or political life wind up leading us? I for one will dance in the streets if the khaki boys dislodge these clowns and fiddlers before 2015! Certainly they cannot take Nigeria to the promised land, these clowns make those NPN guys look like boy's scouts.

Do you need permission?

The document could have passed to SR when the dubious Dr is seeking for re-election.

We need more than 35 NGF in

We need more than 35 NGF in this country. Atleast that will make nonsense of that gathering. These governors should concentrate and deliver democratic dividend to their respective states. We need local govenment elections in all states of the federation but they sit on that and hope to have successful election and successful transition. IMPOSSIBLE.

This gathering to the best of my knowledge is not in the interest of nigerians and democracy. The only gather in their own interest. It has become a pressure group inimical to the interest of the citizenry.

The Holy Book says, they will surely gather but since their gathering is not for good, the must scatter. Hopefully they will scatter into irrelevant units. God has solved several problems for Nigeria, soon he will take care of the misrule of members of NGF.

We need more than 35 NGF in

We need more than 35 NGF in this country. Atleast that will make nonsense of that gathering. These governors should concentrate and deliver democratic dividend to their respective states. We need local govenment elections in all states of the federation but they sit on that and hope to have successful election and successful transition. IMPOSSIBLE.

This gathering to the best of my knowledge is not in the interest of nigerians and democracy. The only gather in their own interest. It has become a pressure group inimical to the interest of the citizenry.

The Holy Book says, they will surely gather but since their gathering is not for good, the must scatter. Hopefully they will scatter into irrelevant units. God has solved several problems for Nigeria, soon he will take care of the misrule of members of NGF.

SR, please Request for the records from DR. James Richardson MD

Saharareporters should go ahead to request/publish these medical fradulent documents/claims from Dr. James Richardson MD, USA.

These are the kinds of leads we need instead, people all running to post comments here without even making references to this exposures. WHICH WAY NIGERIANS?????. It is like most people think one way direction.

mimiko mimiko mimiko

What ever action you take let lies and deceit be far from you. If not for the good people of Ondo at least for your children's sake. Bury your head in shame.

A SIGNAL THAT MIMIKO WILL DECAMP TO PDP

It was so obvious that Gov.Rotimi ameachi won the election,so Gov.mimiko should desist from conspiracy because PDP will let him down.But if he refused,Labour Party should see this Mimiko's support For Jang as NGF chairman as a signal to decamp to PDP. May the Lord deliver Nigeria in 2015.

The African mentality of Holding on to power

What is the governor's about? There is no constitutional provision for it, yet these guys constantly ambush the president, blackmail him and hold him to ransom for whatever their interest may be. It would have been laudable if their interests promotes the yearnings of those who elected them. But far from it, their quest is to arm twist the federal government into acquiescing to their selfish political whims and feather their looting appetites. The governors forum is not productive and does not represent the masses who cannot see and feel the impact of democracy from these grab and grab more governors. It should therefore dissolve itself and let these clowns concentrate on running their individual states to produce democratic dividends.

yoruba reply

the level of development in all Yoruba land is such that all other tribes cant do without coming to have a share in it.. this person saying, Yoruba is a curse is definately naïve. Awolowo did more good in terms of development and governance that his name is always being used everywhere...his achievements are there to be seen...So why hate?

Hahahahaha Lol!

What do you expect from a conflagration of election riggers,as the old saying goes,there is no honor among thieves.

AREA BOY AKPABIO 'ALIAS CHIEF EPHEBOPHILIA' SHAME ON YOU.....

MY FELLOW COMPATRIOT HAVE SAID IT ALL "THESE GUYS REALLY HAVE NO SHAME BEING GOVERNORS. NONE OF THEM CAN BOAST OF BUILDING SOLID STRUCTURES IN THEIR STATES. NO SUB WAYS , NO GOOD AIRPORTS , NO GOOD ROADS , NO HEALTH INSURANCE, NO SOCIAL SECURITY, NO GOOD HOSPITALS , NO REGULAR PAYMENT OF SALARIES AND PENSIONS TO OUR RETIRED FOLKS , NO MODERN MARKETS AND SO ON. THEY GO AROUND PLAYING POLITICS FROM DAY ONE THEY ARE ELECTED THEY ARE SCHEMING TO BECOME SENATORS,HOW TO GET SECOND TERM AND HOW TO BECOME THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA. THEY SHOULD HIDE THEIR FACES IN SHAME . THEY TRAVEL TO LONDON AND EUROPE AND USA AND CHINA . I AM REALLY ASHAMED OF NIGERIAN LEADERS. SHAME SHAME SHAME!"
SHAME ON GEJ, TUKUR, AREA BOY AKPABIO 'ALIAS CHIEF EPHEBOPHILIA', MR MEDIOCRITY MIMIKO ETC. AMEACHI HAS PROVED TO BE MORE INTELLIGENT AND SMART THAN ALL MENTIONED ABOVE PUT TOGETHER.

Nigerians my concern on the

Nigerians my concern on the following:
1. If the PDP governors agreed on a consensus candidate why then did they go and cast their votes?
2. Has any leader in Nigeria ever stepped down before and election here in Nigeria as stipulated in the constitution including Jonathan?
3. The NGF is made up of all Govs and not only PDP Govs and as such, they cannot assume a consensus candidature in Jang
4. Why will Jang declare interest late when the constitution stipulated a time frame.
5. Why is Godswill Akpabio fooling himself
6. Can anyone predict a Secret Ballot systems
7. Can Jona beat his chest of being a good leader
8. Asari to be declared mentally downgraded

Mimiko did not learn

If Gov. Mimiko who was a victim is today singing in favour of those who want to victimize Amaechi then it is sad because it means he did not learn anything from his own travails.

fear of efcc

akpabio is worst than ibori, all of them have one thing in common - corruption.so the fear of efcc is in progress. mimiko has always being of a low character.

fear of efcc

akpabio is worst than ibori, all of them have one thing in common - corruption.so the fear of efcc is in progress. mimiko has always being of a low character.

Nigerians be careful of this guys

Nigerians should be careful with this forum. It was this group that produce president & vice president in 2007. The then vice president later became the president and another member of the forum was picked as vice president. These people are the ones holding Nigeria to ransom, Nigerians need to watch out for them. They wont mind ruining this country.

BUNCH OF AREA BOYS CALLING THEMSELVES GOVERNORS.

WHAT THE HELL..., PHYSICAL FIGHT OVER CHAIRMANSHIP POSITION? TOTAL DISGRACE AND SHAME ON THEM. NOW BOTH JANG AND AMECHI WILL START RUNNING CLAIMING TO BE CHAIRMAN WITH A SPLIT OF 18 VOES EACH. GOOD LUCK TO THESE LOSERS.

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