He said, “Please note that no individual or group can give the President conditions.
“Let me say again that all the demands being made by these governors are unconstitutional. The conditions, be it the call for the sacking of Bamanga Tukur; be it the call for the EFCC to stop its work by not investigating them; be it the call on the President to abridge his rights under the law and not contest for second term; all the conditions are strange to the extant laws of this country.
“I have said it before and I don’t want to be repeating myself on this issue because our position has not changed on the matter. The conditions are unconstitutional. The President will not meet them.”
He said, “It is unfortunate that the former acting chairman has derailed. He was a stickler for the rule of law while here; he insisted that the party’s matter must not be taken to the pages of newspapers and also said the party’s machinery must be used to settle party issues.
“Why did he change? Does he have any sinister motive? But let me add that because we are talking about reconciliation, that is not a licence to give unnecessary conditions.”
The governor said, “We won’t abandon any of us, including Amaechi. That is a promise from me and my colleagues. We won’t yield to blackmail on this matter. We don’t want to be dubbed as betrayers on this matter because it is a collective matter.”