Amaechi, former speakers hold close-door meeting


Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, at the weekend hosted the ex-Speakers Forum meeting in his house in Abuja.

Amaechi, was former chairman of the forum, while Governor Samuel Lalong of Plateau State is the current Chairman.

The meeting had in attendance over 80 members and may not be unconnected to the 2019 election.

The forum, however, explained that though it remained non-partisan and non-political, it served as a pressure group to the leaders.

The forum’s Secretary, Hon. Stanley Ohajuru, said the highlight of the meeting was the vote of confidence passed by all former speakers on the present leadership of Lalong.

“The meeting is not geared towards 2019. This is a very formidable body and anybody who is aspiring for any position in Nigeria who deems it fit to consult with the forum is free to so do, irrespective of your political party; it does not really matter. The forum will be ready to listen to anyone.

“We are serving as a pressure group to our leaders and to ensure good governance in Nigeria. Nothing of such (state of the nation) was discussed, at the forum”, Thisday quoted him as saying.

“A committee was set up to expedite action on the registration of the forum, it was given one month to ensure the completion. Like in any other association, previous differences rising from varying interest was resolved, the association is now one. It was resolved that it should be a non-political, non-partisan forum; irrespective of the political leaning, this association is one,” he added.


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