17th May, 2021
By David Adeoye/Ibadan
Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have all assembled in Ibadan, Oyo State capital to deliberate on party and national issues.
The 13 governors are meeting at the International Conference Centre of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan.
They are; Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue state, Douye Diri of Bayelsa, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu.
Others are Umar Fintiri of Adamawa, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Godwin Obaseki of Edo. the host governor Seyi Makinde and the deputy governor of Zamfara state – Aliyu Gusau who represented Gov. Bello Matawalle.
It is expected that Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba and Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River would join others as the meeting progresses.
The governors, who arrived the conference Centre at exactly 1:10 p.m. in a coaster bus, went into a closed door session.
Feelers from the venue revealed that the gathering of the governors was centred on the security challenges across the country.
The meeting which is being presided over by the chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, will also discuss issues relating to the progress of the party.
It is expected that a communique will be issued at the end of the meeting.
The national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the party, Senator Walid Jibrin would also address the meeting on the way forward ahead of the 2023 general elections.