Lagos ACN Slams PDP, Presidency Over NGF Crisis

Joe Igbokwe
By Joe Igbokwe

The Lagos State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria has lambasted the Presidency and the PDP for the sowing and sustenance of crisis in the Nigeria Governors Forum. The party says that PDP and the Jonathan presidency by their many noxious actions are creating doubts on the minds of Nigerians on their faith in democracy, which they have leveraged to gain undue advantage over all Nigerians since 1999.

In a release in Lagos, signed by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of ACN, Joe Igbokwe, the party said that by the way and manner the PDP and the Jonathan presidency has gone to create crisis in a body that unites Nigerian governors and the audacious manner they are going to sustain this crisis verged on illegality are enough to warn Nigerians that those that benefitted greatly from our fight against militarism are not ready to depart from the paths of illegality and unconstitutionality. It advises Nigerians to brace up for further struggles if they are not to continue witnessing the deliberate distortion of democracy to benefit a small cabal that neither believes in democracy nor are desirous of its growth in the country.

“By now, Nigerians are all aware of the undue interest shown by the PDP and the presidency to annex the NGF for their self serving purposes before the NGF election. Such desperation found meaning in the orchestrated campaign of calumny the presidency and the PDP launched against the Chairman of NGF, Governor Chibuike Amaechi over the unfounded speculation that he was eyeing the Vice presidency. Further show of this inordinate desire to conquer and annex the NGF were the hasty formation of a PDP Governors’ Forum, threats against governors suspected not to harbor positive interest to PDP and the presidency’s agenda, deployment of carrot to woo governors to support the takeover of the NGF among other means.

“Nigerians are aware that after all these heightened moves and heated campaigns to capture the NGF, the body held its election where 35 of the nation’s 36 governors freely participated in an election between Amaechi and the presidency’s candidate, Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State. Nigerians are aware that Governor Amaechi beat Jang by 19 votes to 36. We are equally aware that since the election held, the presidencies with its governor-lackeys have been in a very desperate mission to forge a phantom NGF with the defeated Jang as the Chairman. We are aware that these forces have been at their wit’s end, deploying very childish, sterile and laughable reasons to explain why they are attempting to abort a fully born baby. We are aware that even with the pedestrian reasons they have been manufacturing to ensure the balkanization of the NGF, they have failed woefully in explaining to Nigerians why they feel they must indulge in a deliberate show of illegality to prosecute whatever narrow political interests it wants to sell.

“It is a shame that despite the extensive effort and the expensive courses the presidency, the PDP and their malleable governors have put to twist, obfuscate and pervert the truth on the NGF issue, they had not been able to rally more than the 16 governors that actually voted for their candidate in the NGF election in the numerous ‘meetings’ they have been calling just to give strength to their false claim. The last meeting was a disaster which should have informed any group, no matter the length of the leash over its neck, that the game is up. For those engaged in the frustrating act of covering the sun with their bare palms, as the PDP, the presidency and some of the lackey-governors have been doing since their defeat at the NGF election, the events of the last few days and the un-refuted accounts of those that should know are enough to tell them that the game is up but with desperation, tinted with a knocked down ethical frame, Nigerians might be expecting much from this group.

“Lagos ACN is so disappointed at the attitude of the Jonathan presidency in the entire issue. Even as it had come out to issue a tongue-in-cheek denial of being involved in this deliberate crisis, we are all aware that the NGF crisis was birthed and nurtured in the presidency. We all know that the Jonathan presidency wrote and forced down the scripts of the present crisis on malleable governors whom it factors will procure the division or ultimate destruction of the NGF for its self serving interests. We all knew that in every stage of the NGF crisis, the presidency is an active participant and it was to remove all shreds of doubts on these when it went round to offer a nebulous recognition to the losing Jang faction. This is a clear demonstration that the PDP and the presidency have no scintilla of democratic tenets in them and can only accept electoral results if they are allowed to write the results as we had been witnessing in this dysfunctional democracy. We warn that the PDP and the presidency are sending dangerous signals to anti-democratic tenets by their shameful efforts to distort the outcome of the NGF election and we see this as enough warning that our democracy is endangered by their attitudes.

“We urge all Nigerians to rise up to challenge those that take liberty with their democratic rights as they stand to plunge us into deeper democratic crisis by their repeated acts of illegality and impunity, as in the Nigeria Governors’ Forum issue at present.”

Joe Igbokwe
Publicity Secretary,
Lagos ACN.

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how can they when ACN confessed 2 backing Amaechi

The All Progressives Congress has said its governors supported Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum to disgrace President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party. The spokesmen for the APC told SUNDAY PUNCH that the merger of major opposition parties was to oppose the interests of the PDP and the President in the NGF election, the way opposition did during the election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The National Publicity Secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, said the opposition parties were out to oppose any attempt by Jonathan to act as an authoritarian.

Mr. 2019 Precident, you

Mr. 2019 Precident, you should start understanding that subsequent election will not be as usual, whereby certain section of the country will come up with over 100% vote casted.

NGF or no NGF, Naija must survive

My bros mind ua business, stop saying stupid things

Joe Igbokwe and Chibuike Amaechi

Two Igbo Sellouts.

Talk of nepotism, talk of Tinubu ati Buhari--cheers to naijas!

Former Governor Bola Tinubu is set to have his daughter, Shade Tinubu-Ojo, replace his late mother, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji, as the leader of Lagos Market Women. Until her death, Alhaja Mogaji was leader of Lagos Market Women as well as president-general, Association of Nigeria Market Women and Men.

The current move by Tinubu, who is also suspected of positioning his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, as the Vice Presidential nominee of the yet to be registered Amalgamation of Plunderers of Crude oil, APC, is being resisted by the Lagos State Chapter of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, which has asked him to rescind his decision.

It is a known fact one stand no chance in politics in southwest if you're not a muslim. In ACN, none Islamic follower, forget it.

Who cares about the NGF?

Vintage 'Joe' the plum... (sorry, the Politician). Trust him to cast his gaze at others, yet he moans and cries out when his Party goes under the radar. Hypocrite! Who really cares about the NGF?

As "DERI" (condolence to him on the passing on of his mum) revealed, the APC/NGF are simply cabals/gang-up designed to pull one man down. If their mission is to pull him down, how do they then expect GEJ to succeed?

The Governors should refocus, sell their private Jet(s) that they have been gallivanting with, and return to their States to do the work they were voted to do. Agriculture, food, infrastructures, good schools, roads, houses, hospitals and good healthcare are begging their attention.

Mazi 'Joe' the politicians!

Try this - "He described ACN as lacking a Board of Trustees and visionary leaders and always abusing its own constitution while shamelessly labeling others as clueless and dictatorial.

“We challenge Lai Mohammed and the national secretary of the party, Senator Lawal Shuaibu, to tell the whole world why state chapters like Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia, Cross Rivers, Bayelsa, AkwaIbom, Nassarawa, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Taraba and Kaduna states are all facing national leadership induced crises,” he said.

Alhaji Soba insists that he is still legally the chairman of the Kaduna ACN".

A disgrace to the Igbo Race

I counted this man Igbokwe out a long time ago.I cannot be surprised why of all Igbo men in the country he was chosen by the leader of touts in Lagos to insult at will anyone who doesn't suit his greedy calculations.He was up for a cheap payday and hence sold his soul to a man who is willing to team up with terrorists for the sake of a Vice Presidency.His light brain was displayed again when he sent a dull rejoinder to Chido Onumahs brilliant constructive critic on Jonathan and 2015.But let me say this to you Mr Igbokwe,your party will never form a government and I give APC till September and the "party" will be no more.Retrace your steps,apologise to ndigbo and join the mainstream progressives movement that will ensure a handover of power to ndigbo in 2019.As for 2015,there is no vacancy.

Joe Igbokwe is a Yoruba Stooge.

Yoruba woman wrapper called Joe Igbokwe is a total disgrace. Yeye fool and Yoruba stooge. This sell-out has been ranting and raving since the Tempo Magazine days where he insulted Igbo leaders calling the likes of Sam Mbakwe "quislings"! You are a traitor to Igbos. Shame on you.

THIS NGF SEF?

What is this NGF 'thing' sef?
Instead of Nigerian Politicians to work hard at fixing the many problems on the ground, they are busy with an unconstitutional body that has nothing to contribute to the life of Nigerians.
Please all of you Governors should stop wasting our money on unnecessary things like NGF.
Suddenly, they seem to think they can go on without stable electricity, efficient railway system etc
A nation ruled by fools, a laughing stock among committee of serious nations- that's what they have turned us into. It high time Nigerians take their future from these timewasters. Nonsense!

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The All Progressives Congress

The All Progressives Congress has said its governors supported Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum to disgrace President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party. The spokesmen for the APC told SUNDAY PUNCH that the merger of major opposition parties was to oppose the interests of the PDP and the President in the NGF election, the way opposition did during the election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The National Publicity Secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, said the opposition parties were out to oppose any attempt by Jonathan to act as an authoritarian.

kettle ACN, calling pot black brother me?

The All Progressives Congress has said its governors supported Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum to disgrace President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party. The spokesmen for the APC told SUNDAY PUNCH that the merger of major opposition parties was to oppose the interests of the PDP and the President in the NGF election, the way opposition did during the election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The National Publicity Secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, said the opposition parties were out to oppose any attempt by Jonathan to act as an authoritarian.

The All Progressives Congress

The All Progressives Congress has said its governors supported Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum to disgrace President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party. The spokesmen for the APC told SUNDAY PUNCH that the merger of major opposition parties was to oppose the interests of the PDP and the President in the NGF election, the way opposition did during the election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The National Publicity Secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, said the opposition parties were out to oppose any attempt by Jonathan to act as an authoritarian.

You 'Forgot' the ADDENDUM...

Mr Igbokwe, just to remind you if its not too late, not to 4get the Addendum; 'Lagos ACN Slams Speaker Ikuforiji Over Money Laundering'!
Thank u...We Love yur Party.

Which one be dis gomina

Which one be dis gomina forum? All those thief wey nor fit govern their state dey dey disturb us with dis their yeye forum.

Misplaced Priority

the Lagos ACN should focus more on important things than slamming the PDP and the presidency for the failures of the Nigeria Governors Forum. Of what benefit is the forum to the yearning of Nigerians for good governance. It is just a misplaced priority of our so called Governors.

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