Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose
has emerged the new chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’
The Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon
Serake Dickson announced this to news men in Abuja, on Thursday night.
Addressing news men shortly after
the Forum’s meeting, Dickson stated that the forum decided to settle for Fayose
based on his record of performance and as the most senior governor under the
platform of the party.
Flanked by other governors present
at the meeting and the leaders of the party, Dickson said that the choice of
Fayose was a collective one among the governors.
Dickson paid tributes to the out
gone chairman of the Forum, Dr Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State for his immense
contributions for the development of the party during his tenure.
Also speaking, the National
Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Party, Senator Ahmed Makarif, the
Chairman Board of Trustee, BOT of the party, Senator Wali Jibril and the
leadership of the party in the National
Assembly, Senator Ike Ekweremadu endorsed the choice of Fayose.
They described Fayose as a real
party man who would boost the growth and development of the party.
In his acceptance speech, Fayose,
who succeeded Gov Olusegun Mimiko described his election as call to service and
promised not to let the party down as the Chairman of the Forum.
Gov Fayose said that he was out to build the wall of
Jericho surround the party with a promise to embark on total mobilisation of
party members nationwide ahead of the 2019 general elections.
He assured that the party would
work very hard to reclaim its lost states and as well form the government at
the centre come 2019.