Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has emerged the new chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum. The Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Serake Dickson announced this to news men in Abuja, on Thursday night.
Addressing news menSHORTLY 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. Dickson, braced by other PDP governors during theBRIEFING, 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 around 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.