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PDP, APC Govs Reconcile, Appoint New NGF Chairman

Posted: May 19, 2015 at 3:10 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Zamfara State governor, Abdullaziz Yari, has been appointed the chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF). Soon after he was made chairman at a meeting in Abuja on Monday evening to reconcile the factions of the group.

The NGF had been divided along party lines for almost three years, giving rise to the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum and the Progressives Governors Forum.

Soon after he was n=made chairman, Yari called for an explanation from the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on accruals from the Excess Crude Account since May 2013.

At the meeting were 20 governors from the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State presiding over the event.