STATE Governors on the
platform of the Peoples
Democratic Party, (PDP)
and stakeholders have
resolved to work with any
candidate who emerges
as the party’s chairman at
its forthcoming national
convention in Abuja on the
9th of December, 2017.
A Government House
statement by the Chief
Press secretary to the
Bayelsa State Governor,
Francis Ottah Agbo, says
the decision was reached
at a meeting of PDP
Governors on Sunday in
The meeting was also
attended by the National
Chairman of the Party,
Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi,
Deputy Senate President,
Ike Ekweremadu, Senate
Minority Leader, Godswill
Akpabio, some former
Governors, ministers and
other party chieftains.
Speaking shortly after the
meeting in Government
House, Enugu, Chairman
of the PDP Governors’
Forum, Governor Ayodele
Fayose of Ekiti State said
the decision was taken to
protect the party’s interest
above other considerations
and conduct a free, fair

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transparent and credible
convention that would
serve as a template for
other political parties to
The Ekiti Governor, who
expressed his conviction
that, the PDP would clinch
victory in the 2019 general
elections, also called on
the Independent National
Electoral Commission,
INEC to conduct the
forthcoming Anambra
Governorship election on
the 18th of this month in a
free and fair manner “that
would not only be credible
but seen as credible and
acceptable” by all.
His words: “And we have
equally agreed, believing
that we have what it takes
to take over Anambra
because they have worked
very hard to deserve
victory. We urge INEC to
ensure that the Anambra
election is credible and
“We want to believe that
Nigeria is of age to conduct
elections that is acceptable
home and abroad and we
want to believe that we wil
take the day on the 18th of
this month in the Anambra
Governorship election.”
Also speaking to
newsmen on the outcome
of the meeting, Governor

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Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa
State renewed his call for
a level playing ground
for all PDP chairmanship
aspirants, stressing that,
it would also strengthen
the internal democracy of
the party as well as unite
its rank and file across the
He commended his
fellow governors and other
stakeholders for their
efforts at repositioning
the party for a successful
outing come 2019.
Governor Dickson also
appreciated the aspirants
for their sense of maturity
and concern for the overall
wellbeing of the party,
noting that, their decision
to support whoever
emerges victorious at
the forthcoming party’s
convention would go a long
way in putting the PDP
back in a sound footing for
the task ahead.
The Governors of Rivers,
Abia, Delta, Cross River,
Akwa Ibom, Enough,
Taraba and Gombe states
attended the meeting. Also
in attendance were former
Governor of Anambra and
Jigawa States Dr Peter
Obi, Alhaji Sule Lamido,
one time Senate President
Adolphus Wabara among
other party stalwarts.

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