“We saw that when the chips were down, some of the governors who were purportedly against Amaechi voted him in the secret ballot. Just wait, there are many more surprises awaiting Jonathan and the PDP [in 2015].”
The National Publicity Secretary of Congress for Progressive Change, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, said Jonathan is trying to make himself an authoritarian.
Fasakin added: “The progressive parties will always do anything that will stop Jonathan from assuming an imperial status. We will continue to oppose Jonathan’s authoritarian tendencies. We supported Amaechi because Jonathan’s intervention in the governors’ forum election was self-serving. As a progressive opposition party, our duty is to oppose that. So, we have no apologises for that.”
Also, the National Publicity Secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Mr. Lai Mohammed, said “All ACN governors are in support of Amaechi but the decision was taken at the APC governors’ forum. It was not discussed at the party.
"You know the APC has its forum and they discuss their affairs as it concerns the merger. Remember they were all in Maiduguri and Yobe and they hold meetings regularly. So, they decided to vote for Amaechi at the NGF election [and they gave him victory].”