NLNG Corporate Caring banner First bank SME Connect Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

It’s the turn of South to produce Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum — Dickson

By News Express on 22/05/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 489

•Governor Dickson
•Governor Dickson

The Governor of Bayelsa State, and Chairman of the South-South Governors Forum, the Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on the 36 Governors of the Federation to adhere to the principle of rotation in the election of a new leader for the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).


The Governor said in a statement on Wednesday by his Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, that the decision on who should be the next Chairman of the Forum should be guided by the time tested principle of rotation between the North and South.


Dickson said that the next Chairman of the NGF should come from the South with the end of the tenure of Governor Abdulazeez Yari òf Zamfara State.


The Governor added that the Governors elected under the platform of the PDP would not contest the position in consonance with the precedence that the NGF Chairman should be a ranking Governor from the ruling political party.


He stressed that the PDP Governors would not make any move to endanger the time honoured principle guiding the emergence of the Chairman of the NGF.


However, the Governor noted that the next NGF Chairman should emerge preferably through consensus among the members of the NGF.


He said: “I am calling on the governors who would assemble today to take a decision on the Chairmanship of the Governor’s Forum to be guided by the time tested principle of rotation between the North and the South.


“Now that the Alhaji Abdulazeez Yari, Governor of Zamfara State would be ending his tenure, we expect that the next chairman should come from the South.


“The precedence is that the ruling party produces the Chairman. The PDP Governors have no desire to be disruptive and expect that a ranking Governor from the APC, the party with the majority would be the next chairman.


He congratulated his Zamfara Counterpart on the successful completion of his tenure during which he collaborated with the FG to address a myriad of issues such as the refund of the Paris club money, and other issues affecting state finances.”


The Governor wished him a successful tenure in the National Assembly where he has been elected senator.


“I wish him the very best in the Senate, where he has been elected.


Source News Express

Posted 22/05/2019 8:35:53 PM





You may also like...
Police Ordinance Unit detonates leftover war bombs in...

Traders killed, police station razed in Bodija mayhem...

PDP raises alarm over “whereabouts” of $1bn ECA...

Kano loses N18.1m monthly to 1,830 ‘ghost’ street...

Forbes names Dangote 66th world's most powerful person...

El-Rufai condemns Asso attack, charges security agencies to...

MRA inducts Federal Ministry of Communication Technology into...

Explosion kills 10 in Russia’s metro train

All Africa Games now renamed ‘African Games’

Pastor on trial for fraud orders church members...

Overland Airways increases frequency on Akure-Abuja route from...

Warri-Abuja rail line to gulp N1.4 trillion —...


Latest News BREAKING: Buhari returns from private visit to UK Nov. 16 Guber: Court of Appeal clears Bayelsa APC Candidate David Lyon Kogi, Bayelsa Guber: Ensure free and fair elections, Obi tells INEC, security agencies How God shocked Lilian Bach on her birthday Jim Iyke declared wanted Akinyele’s death shocking, sad: Minister Pharmacist Council of Nigeria seals 577 premises in Anambra Fayemi’s wife flags off de-worming campaign in Ekiti •Urges parents to show more concern for children’s well being Nigeria’s TOP 10 Songs Gunmen kidnap Professor in Yola How Gov. Makinde was attacked in Lokoja - Oyo Govt We are investigating 9,457 results - WAEC


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (562,321 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (452,094 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (401,137 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (335,433 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (303,424 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (280,550 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,687 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (256,839 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,336 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (224,716 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,268 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (198,027 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (108) Business & Economy (4,571) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,143) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (703) Features (844) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,206) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (485) News (53,976) Opinion (1,418) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,730) Religion (1,119) Sports (2,224) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera