The People’s Democratic Party has today announced that the Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose Emerges PDP Governors’ Forum Chairman. This was announced following the meeting of the Forum and PDP Caucus meeting which ended in the early hours of Friday in Abuja. Of the criteria which influenced the choice of Fayose, the forum said it was his record as well as Fayose being the most senior PDP governor.
Ayodele Fayose has been a vocal critique of the Buhari administration. It is certain this must have been considered in selecting him. As Fayose Emerges PDP Governors’ Forum Chairman, there is bound to be more scathing criticism of the President. The chairmanship position now gives him more legal ground for playing his role as an opposition.
The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, announced this to journalists in Abuja. While announcing, he stated “As an integral part of the discussion, the governors of our party, among ourselves, as well as those who were unavoidably absent, unanimously appointed a new PDP Governors’ Forum Chairman. In line with the tradition of our party, we agreed to appoint our colleague, the most senior governor in PDP, Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti as new Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum. You are all aware that he is a committed party man, doing a wonderful job in his state. He is well experienced and committed to the ideals of our party. We have all unanimously appointed him as the new Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum to coordinate the affairs and activities of our forum and to work and collaborate with other structures of our party,”
Fayose while accepting the new responsibility said “I take this responsibility at a time the party needs somebody to stand up. I am sure you all know that we will do it to represent Nigerians well. “It is a call to pull the walls of Jericho down; it is a call to make a difference. “I want to assure you that within the next few months, the mobilisation, the consultation will be so effective and there will be a new beginning for our party – different and enriching,”
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