By Sylvanus Okpe
Governors elected under the platform of the People’s Democratic Oarty (PDP) announced the Governor of Bayelsa state Seriake Dickson as the new chairman of the forum.
The group announced this to newsmen after a meeting at the Gombe state governor’s lodge Wednesday night.
The Governor of Gombe state, Ibrahim Dankwambo, expressed confidence that his counterpart, who is the chairman of South-south governor’s forum and the co-chairman of Southern governors forum would stear the party to greater heights and lead it to electoral victory come 2023.
“The PDP Governors Forum is very concerned about the state of insecurity and how it affects food security as farmers are scared to go to their farms for fear of being killed or kidnapped and urges the President to declare a state of emergency on security matters,” he said.
Some of the governors present at the meeting were Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta; Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom, Samuel Otorm of Benue; Aminu Tambwal of Sokoto; Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa; and Emeka Ihedioha, governor-elect of Imo,
Also at the meeting were Senate President Bukola Saraki; Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives; Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman; and Peter Obi, PDP vice-presidential candidate.
The PDP governors later moved to the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) meeting where they joined their counterpart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to elect a new chairman for NGF among other agenda of the meeting.