As governors from the South-South and South-East geo-political zones of Nigeria meet in Asaba, the Delta state capital today, Sunday, May 12, 2013, indications are rife that one issue that may top the agenda of their parley is the plan to give President Goodluck Jonathan the needed backup ahead of the 2015 Presidential poll, which the North has sworn to take back.
Also to top the agenda, according to insider sources, is the resolve by the South-South governors to put an end to the ensuing political rift between President Goodluck Jonathan and Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state, as a means to achieving the set objectives of Jonathan’s second term bid.
The present unending security challenges across the country as well as the recent inciting utterances between Northern backers of the Boko Haram insurgent group and ex-Niger Delta militants may likely form part of discourse.
Recall that a similar meeting was held ahead of the 2011 general polls, where governors of the South-South and South-East geo-political zones endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan.
As at press time, the governors were still having a closed-door meeting.