By Lateef Ibrahim
Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has emerged as the Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum.
Okezie’s emergence was announced on Wednesday’s night in Abuja at the end of the PDP’s Governors’ Forum’s first meeting under the chairmanship of the Sokoto state governor, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in Abuja.
The meeting, which lasted for about three hours, was held at Shehu Shagari House, the Sokoto state governor’s lodge in Asokoro, Abuja.
Fielding questions from journalists at the end of the well attended meeting, Gov. Tambuwal disclosed that the forum discussed matters of its national spread and development, how it would be strengthened to meet future political challenges and myriads of issues affecting the nation.
In a communique issued by the forum and signed by Gov. Tambuwal, forum congratulated the PDP over “the recent Supreme Court verdict”, that brought Senator Diri Duoye and his Deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhruojakpo, to power.
The PDP Governors’ Forum specifically applauded the apex court’s Wednesday’s affirmation of the November 2019 Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Elections.