PDP Governors’ Forum meeting holds in Ibadan
By Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan
Governors on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, under the auspices of PDP Governors’ Forum, are holding a meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Southwest Nigeria.
The meeting is taking place at the Conference Hall of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan.
It was gathered that the governors are expected to deliberate on issues affecting the country, particularly insecurity, governance, and restructuring, among others.
Thirteen out of the fifteen PDP governors across the country are already at the meeting as of the time of filing this report.
The governors include Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Senator Bala Muhammed (Bauchi) and Senator Duoye Diri (Bayelsa).
Others are: Samuel Ortom (Benue) Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Godwin Obaseki (Edo) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo)
The list also includes Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (Sokoto)and Bello Matawalle (Zamfara).
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In his welcome address, Chairman of the Forum, Governor Tambuwal, said the Forum is happy to be in Ibadan for the second PDP Governors’ Forum meeting outside Abuja since the forum started.
He thanked the host Governor Seyi Makinde, for accepting to host the meeting and the reception extended to the visitors in terms of hospitality.
Tambuwal also thanked the Government and people of Oyo State for making the environment conducive, while also thanking the management and staff of the IITA for providing the venue, as a result of the closeness with the Oyo State Government.
He thereafter requested the press to excuse the governors as they began the business of the day in a meeting being held behind closed doors.
The meeting which is currently ongoing started at about 1:45 PM.
Two other governors including Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Darius Ishaku (Taraba) are still being awaited at the meeting.