*Plans to inform Jonathan
In what appears his most visible indication of his intention to defect to leading opposition APC, Governor Rotimi Amaechi on Tuesday hosted APC leaders to a lavish reception, promising to join them in the recently merged party.
Amaechi told the APC leaders that before he would finally defect, he would inform President Jonathan of his decision.
The factional chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum noted that he would also inform other South-South leaders and seek their opinion on the movement.
Amaechi said when he arrives at his final defection decision, he would publicly announce his position at the Amasiemeka Stadium in a Grand Rally.
The APC leaders include; General Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief BisiAkande Acting National chairman , AlhajiAminu Bello Masari, Chief Tom Ikimi and Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. Others are; Senator George Akume, Senator Osita Izunaso, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Hajia Sa’adatu Farouk.
He said; “We are a group of seven governors. I am peculiar in that group of seven because, the President comes from our zone. Is it not? I will get up, I will consult our leaders. I will consult even you; you are very important. I will consult the President; I will. He is from our zone, don’t worry. We will consult all consultable.”