Some Nigerian governors under the auspices of the North-East Governors’ Forum have arrived in Jalingo, Taraba State for a scheduled meeting.
It is understood that the meeting will last for two days.
Attending the meeting is the Chairman of North-East Governors’ Forum, and Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum.
Others are Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State, Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State and Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state.
The governor of Yobe State, Mai-Mala Buni, was represented by his Deputy, Idi Barde.
The meeting which is coming barely 24-hours after a similar meeting by the Southern Governors in Lagos State is expected to dwell on issues touching on regional and national security as well as others.
Naija News reports the North-East Governors’ Forum last met in Yola, the Adamawa State.
Meanwhile, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) says the Southern Governors Forum (SGF) can’t force their region into conceding the 2023 presidency to them.
This is as NEF argued that the presidency is a democratic office and not a rotational office.
The NEF position comes after Naija News reported that the Southern Governors at the end of their meeting in Lagos on Monday demanded that the presidency should return to the south after President Muhammadu Buhari concludes his tenure in 2023.
But reacting to the position of the Governors, NEF in a statement by its Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed said the North would not be threatened, intimidated, or blackmailed into giving up its right to a democratic office.
The NEF argued further that the governors can’t decide Nigeria’s next president based on their own sentiments as only voters have the right to determine who they want to lead them.