By OLA AJAYI
IBADAN — Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has denied reports that there was disagreement at its last meeting over the on-going constitutional amendment.
He said this just as he clarified that it was not true that most state governors were pursuing selfish egocentric interests as earlier reported.
The Rivers State governor who spoke with newsmen in Ibadan yesterday during a courtesy visit to the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi after his condolence visit to the family of the late Justice Kayode Esho who died some days ago, said, “We agreed on all the issues we discussed. We met in the morning by 10a.m. and did not disperse until 3p.m., if we had disagreed we could have closed before 12noon and not the time we closed.
“Our interests transcend local and primordial sentiments. Some of us would be finishing our tenure in 2015 and hence would cease to be governors”.
To him, if there has been anything personal as claimed, they would vacate the seat and such iwould no more be ssues.
“These things we are doing, we are doing it for the benefit of the country. We will leave by 2015, so it can’t be to protect our personal interests”, he stated.
“If that were so, we will be looking at national because most of us are eyeing the national at the end of our tenure. Instead, he noted, the forum was thinking of how to run a proper federalism.
“I don’t think the governors are doing what they are doing because they want to please or protect their own interests”.