Mimiko is new chairman of PDP governors

Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor, has emerged the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors’ forum.

Mimiko, who was the deputy to Godswill
Akpabio, former chairman of the forum, was elected at a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.

Mimiko dumped the PDP in 2006 for the Labour Party but returned to the party in October 2014, describing his return as a “homecoming.” He is a strong supporter of Goodluck Jonathan, former president.

Speaking after the meeting, he said: “We will do everything that we can do to engage the presidency and the APC in a very constructive manner.

“We have also created formal and informal mechanisms of pair review, all for the development of the nation.”
About 11 out of 13 PDP governors were present at the meeting. They include Idris Wada of Kogi state, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, Darius Ishaku of Taraba state, Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe state, and Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state.

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Others are Nyesom Wike of Rivers state,
Benedict Ayade of Cross Rivers state, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state and Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state.