PDP will accept anyone who emerges as chairman- Fayose

The eight contenders for the National Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party have agreed to work with any of them elected at the party’ s National Convention on Dec. 9.Chairman of PDP Governors Forum , Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti , made the disclosure at a news briefing in the early hours of Monday after a five and half hour closed- door meeting in Enugu .

Fayose said that the governors met to deliberate on the forthcoming national convention and discussed with the chairmanship aspirants .

According to him , the forthcoming PDP convention will serve as a template for future conventions in the country.

“ We put PDP first and PDP is first . We are leaving Enugu believing that we will take power at the centre in 2019. ”

Fayose flanked by other PDP governors expressed the belief that the party would win the Nov . 18 governorship poll in Anambra.

“ We believe we will take over Anambra if the election is free , fair and credible .

“ Nigeria is of age to conduct election that is acceptable internationally , ” he said .

Governors at the meeting were , Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu ; Okezie Ikpeazu , Abia ; Darius Ishaku, Taraba ; Ibrahim Dankwambo, Gombe .

Others were Emmanuel Udom , Akwa- Ibom ; Ben Ayade , Cross River ; Ifeanyi Okowa , Delta ; Seriake Dickson , Bayelsa ; Nyesom Wike , River , while Ebonyi was represented by the deputy governor .

Of the eight chairmanship aspirants , South -west had six while South – South had two .

They are Bode George, Jimi Agbaje, Taoheed Adedoja , Tunde Adeniran, Rasheed Ladoja , Gbenga Daniel , Raymond Dokpesi and Uche Secondus.

Former governors at the meeting were Gabriel Suswam of Benue and Godswill Akpabio of Akwa -Ibom .

The meeting was also attended by former External Affairs Minister, Tom Ikimi, Kema Chikwe, former Senate President Adolphus Wabara , and incumbent Deputy Senate President , Ike Ekweremadu .


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