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Dickson Emerges PDP Gov’s Forum Chairman



Bayelsa State governor, Hon Seriake Dickson has emerged the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors forum.

He emerged chairman after a meeting held by governors of the party which held at the Gombe State Governor’s Lodge,  Asokoro.

Dickson will take over from his Gombe state counterpart, Ibrahim Dankwambo. Dankwambo, who currently chairs the forum will be stepping down next week,  following the expiration of his tenure,  thus paving way for the emergence of a new chairman.

Briefing journalists at the end of the meeting, Dankwambo announced Dickson as his successor,  following his consensus adoption.

On whether the PDP governors deliberated on the leadership of the 9th Assembly slated for inauguration on June 11, the outgoing governor said issues concerning the National Assembly was not on the agenda of the meeting.

In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, the PDP governors called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security in the country even as they condemned the spate of killings and kidnappings in the land.

As at the time of this report, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi are in a meeting with governors elected on the platform of the party.

Present at the meeting are the PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, Governors Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta) and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state respectively.

The deputy governors of Abia and Ebonyi were also at the meeting.




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