Former President Goodluck Jonathan, has faulted governors of Southern and Northern states for holding seperate meetings, adding that such practice is detrimental to democracy.
Jonathan, who backed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) as the only platform that can best discuss issues affecting the country, spoke on Sunday in Benin, the Edo Statw capital, at the thanksgiving service organised to mark the 50th birthday anniversary of Pastor Charles Osazuwa, General Overseer of Rock of Ages Christian Assembly International.
“The governors should continue to meet; I don’t love a situation where the Northern governors will meet, then the Southern governors will cry foul and vice versa. This will not help our country.
“The governors, through the governors’ forum, should be the ones meeting. They are the people who run this country, the President is just one person in Abuja”, he said.
Speaking further, Jonathan frowned the antagonism among the governors, saying: “I don’t really enjoy the antagonism between governors, they should come together and discuss.
“If there are issues affecting one or two states, I think the governors should see how they can collectively come with a way to address those issues.”