The National President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Bar. Okey Wali, on Thursday charged Nigerian governors to either end their lingering crisis or dissolve the body.
Wali, while speaking at the National Executive Council meeting of the association in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, said the crisis generated by the election of a new chairman of the forum has caused some much distraction that governance has suffered in the respective states of the governors.
“The governors should either solve their crisis or dissolve the body. The Governors have left governance in their states in the face of the crisis.”
There has been a rumpus over the election of a new chairman of the forum in which Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers and Jonah Jang of Plateau State are claiming victory over the election.
A video that was recorded at the venue of the election on May 24 had established that Amaechi won the election with 19 votes to 16.
However, the pro-Jang governors who are supported by President Goodluck Jonathan are insisting that Jang won the election despite the video that has been circulating that Amaechi won the election.
Amaechi has threatened to go to court to stop Jang from parading himself as the chairman of the Forum.
The Jang group has gone ahead to open a new secretariat for their faction of the forum.