Abuja – Problems bedevilling the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) took a new twist after Benue governor, Gabriel Suswam, pulled out of the Northern chapter of the forum without consulting stakeholders in the region.
He has come under criticism from the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) following this move.
State Chairman of the CNPP, Baba Agan, described the decision as “selfish” and “unwise.”
He said the decision to quit was not in the best interest of people of the state.
“Benue State remains part and parcel of the north and it is improper for the governor to single-handedly pull the state out of an important grouping of that nature without consulting with the people who gave him their mandate in the first place," said Agan.
While the reasons behind Suswam's decision could not be determined, his resignation is seen as yet another sign of infighting within the governors form.
Agan declared support for a faction led by Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi, who was re-elected controversially in May.
Jonah Jang of Plateau State also claims chairmanship of NGF.
- CAJ News