Governors of South-Southern states in Nigeria under the umbrella of the South South Governors Forum will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday, January 13th in Abuja.
The meeting is scheduled to be for the discussion of the security of the geopolitical zone ahead of the 2019 general elections, the issue of embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN), Walter Onnoghen and other critical matters.
A statement by the Special Adviser, Media Relations to the Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, stated that ”the security of the Niger Delta, during and after the election, the issue of derivation, and recent development involving the Chief Justice of the Federation would feature for deliberation at the meeting.”
Expressing his opinion at the development in the Supreme Court, Governor Dickson said that while he was yet to know the full details surrounding the developments at the Supreme Court concerning the CJN, it is a grave and dangerous escalation, coming a few weeks to the general elections.
He said that the South South Governor’s would address a press conference after the meeting to convey the position of the zone to the Nigerian public.
Governor Dickson said that all efforts must be on deck to prevent the subversion and desecration òf the ethos of democracy in Nigeria as nation moves nearer to the election.