Governor Okezie Ikoeazu of Abia state has emerged Vice Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum.
Addressing newsmen last night in Abuja, at the end of the meeting of the Forum which lasted for several hours, the Chairman of the Forum and Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal said Ikeazu’s emergence was a unanimous decision by his colleagues.
“At the meeting, colleagues unanimously appointed Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as the Vice Chairman of the forum,” Tambuwal said
In a communique issued by the forum and signed by Gov. Tambuwal, it congratulated the party “over the recent Supreme Court verdict”, that brought Senator Diri Duoye and his Deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhruojakpo, to power.
The forum also applauded the apex court’s Wednesday affirmation of its judgement.
The party expressed hope that justice will be done in the case of the Imo State Governorship election by returning the rightful winner of the election, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State to office.
“We request the Supreme Court to also in the spirit of fair play, reverse its decision in the Imo State Governorship as a result of the extra-ordinary circumstances that attended the decision,” the communique noted.
Sources at the venue of the meeting told our correspondent that the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus briefed the governors on the plans by the National Working Committee (NWC) to officially seek a review of the 2019 presidential election verdict at the Supreme Court including Kaduna, Katsina, Kano and Osun states governorship election judgements.
Governors Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) Duoye Diri (Bayelsa), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Bala Muhammed (Bauchi), Darius Ishaku (Taraba), Adamu Fintiri (Adamawa), and Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) attended the meeting.
The PDP National Chairman and Secretary, Prince Uche Secondus and Senator Ibrahim Tsauri were also at the meeting.