PDP govs hold emergency meeting in Abuja

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, under the aegis of the PDP Governors Forum are currently locked in a closed-door meeting over a number of national issues.

Feelers from the meeting indicate that the political crisis in Rivers State is top on the agenda.

The emergency meeting was summoned by the Chairman of the PDPGF, Bala Mohammed (Bauchi).

Some of the governors in attendance in the meeting holding at the Oyo State Governors Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, include: Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Ademola Adeleke (Osun), Dr. Dauda Lawal( Zamfara) Sheriff Oborevwori (Delta), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi) among others.

Recall Vanguard published a report yesterday that the PDP summoned an emergency meeting scheduled to hold in Abuja on Tuesday (today).

It was gathered in Abuja, on Monday that the main item on the agenda is the ongoing political crisis in Rivers State.

A member of the PDPGF who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press said the emergency session “is not unconnected with the crisis playing out in Rivers State, in which the State Governor, Mr. Similaye Fubara, and his predecessor, Barrister Nyeson Wike, are at loggerheads.”

Even though Wike is the current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, serving under an All Progressives Congress (APC) government, both he and his successor as Governor of Rivers State are still members of the PDP.

According to the PDP-GF member, “This emergency meeting has become imperative because we cannot afford to close our eyes while things are going wrong.

“As a Forum (PDP-GF), we must act fast to ensure that this crisis doesn’t go out of hand, as such will not be to the benefit of anybody.”

The source further disclosed that the forthcoming off-cycle governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States will also be discussed at the meeting.

There are also other issues of national importance that are likely to be discussed.

Other issues of national importance are also expected to be discussed during the gathering.

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