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Fashola is angry! drags Jonathan’s governors to court


The governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola is mad at the “nonsense” being displayed by about sixteen governors, who are bent on doing the bid of President Goodluck Jonathan and destroy the body known as Nigerian Governors Forum, because their candidate lost out in a free and fair election.

Fashola wondered why an “incompetent” man would be parading himself as Chairman and has vowed to put an end to the madness being promoted. He has taking action…

Governor Fashola, on Friday, filed a suit at Federal Capital Territory High Court in his capacity as member of the forum, asking the court to declare that Jonah Jang is not competent to be called the chairman of the NGF because he contested and lost the election.

In the writ of summons filed by a former Lagos Attorney General, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) and radical lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), Fashola maintained that 35 governors participated in the election that returned Amaechi as the NGF chairman.

He, therefore, asked the court to stop Jang from parading himself �As the elected chairman of the NGF in any manner whatsoever and howsoever.”

Fashola is seeking a declaration that the first defendant (Jang) is not competent to relocate the secretariat of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum from No. 1, Deng Xiaoping Street, Off AIT Junction, Asokoro Extension, Abuja to No. 2, Nana Close, by Ene Crescent, Off Nile Street, Maitama, Abuja or to any other place.

Governor Fashola also revealed that the Director-General of the NGF, Asishana Okauru, had been under pressure from the Jang-led faction to handover the assets and documents of the NGF to them.

He therefore asked the court to declare that Okauru should not �handover the assets and documents of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum” to Jang or his agents.

Apart from Jang, other defendants in the suit are the purportedly Sole Administrator appointed by Jang, one Osaro Onaiwu, and the Registered Trustees of the NGF vested with the power to administer and manage the trusts of the NGF.

Recall that the election into the post of the chairman of the NGF took place at the Rivers Governors Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja on Friday, May 25, 2013.

At the end of the voting, the Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, scored 19 votes while his rival, the Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Jonah Jang, scored 16 votes.�Consequently, Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State was declared the winner of the election

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