Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, and incumbent Governor of Rivers State, Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi was on Friday re-elected as the Chairman of the Forum. Amaechi contested against Jonah Jamg, the Governor of Plateau State.
The result of the election showed that Governor Amaechi had a total of 19 votes while Governor Jang had 16. The absence of the Governor of Gombe State accounted for the shortage of one vote as 36 Governors would ordinarily have voted.
Governor Jang was a surprise candidate, having joined the race as the elections drew near. Many had expected Amaechi to run against Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State or Isa Yuguda of Bauchi.