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El-Rufai Vs Fayemi: Dickson Cautions As Governors Hold Election



Governor Serikae Dickson on Wednesday strongly intervened in the unfolding battle between Governors Kayode Fayemi and Nasir El-Rufai for the chairmanship of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF.

The two governors are being egged on by different groups in the country with political interests in the polity.

The election is due later on Wednesday following the imminent exit of the outgoing governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulazziz Yari.

Dickson in his intervention asked his colleagues to sustain the principle of rotation that allows it that only ranking governors from opposite side of the country succeeds an incumbent.

Dickson in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media Relations,  Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, said the decision on who should be the next Chairman òf the Forum should follow that pattern.

“I am calling on the governors who would assemble today to take a decision on the Chairmanship òf 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 òf 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 said.

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