Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
PDP Chairmanship Race: Governors fail to agree on consensus candidate

By Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu on 14/11/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 547

 •Governor Fayose fielding questions from newsmen
•Governor Fayose fielding questions from newsmen

After a closed-door meeting that lasted for more than seven hours in Enugu, governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday night failed to arrive at a consensus on the party’s chairmanship position, preparatory to the December 9 convention of the party.

Though the meeting which started at 5.30 p.m. and stretched till midnight had planned to possibly reduce the number of aspirants from eight to possibly two or three, it failed to achieve the objective.

In the place of a consensus, the meeting presided over by the chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State governor Ayo Fayose extracted a commitment from the aspirants to support whoever finally emerges as the party’s chairman at the convention.

Addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting, which also had in attendance notable party leaders and seven out of the eight chairmanship aspirants, Fayose said the atmosphere and team spirit that manifested in the meeting demonstrated the party’s resolve to take over power by 2019.

“Our aspirants, PDP chairmanship aspirants, have agreed to work together, so that whosoever emerges as the chairman of the party will be supported by all of us.

“We met at the Enugu Government House to deliberate on our national convention and we took time off to meet with the chairmanship aspirants, believing that we want to have a convention that all parties in Nigeria will emulate; a convention that will represent the word democracy and serve as a template for other parties.

“We have responsible people vying for the office of chairman of the PDP nationally and we are on one page and the page is the PDP first and PDP first.

“And we are leaving Enugu today believing that the PDP will take over power by 2019,” he said.

Fayose further disclosed that the governors were looking forward to the party’s victory in the November 18 gubernatorial election in Anambra State, noting that the party expected nothing less than a credible, free and fair election.

“We have equally agreed, believing we have all that it takes to take over Anambra and I believe that our people in Anambra, the Anambrarians have worked very hard, so they deserve victory.

“We are using this opportunity to ask that the election must be credible, not only credible but seen to be credible. I want to believe that Nigeria is of age to conduct elections that will be acceptable at home and abroad, and we want to believe that we will take the day on the 18th of this month in the Anambra governorship election,” he said.

The governors had segmented the meeting, beginning with party leaders, the aspirants, and finally with the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi and National Secretary, Chief Ben Obi.

Present at the meeting were Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Henry Sariake Dickson (Bayelsa).

Others included Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Ayo Fayose (Ekiti), Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo (Gombe), Darius Ishaku, (Taraba), the host, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the deputy governor of Ebonyi State, Eric Kelechi Igwe.

The party’s chairmanship aspirants at the meeting were former Minister of Special Duties, Taoheed Adedoja, former Minister of Education, Tunde Adeniran, former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Bode George and a former acting National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus.

Others included former governor of Ogun State, Chief Gbenga Daniel, a former PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje and Chief Raymond Dokpesi.

Party leaders present at the meeting were the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekeweremadu, Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam, former Foreign Affairs Minister, Chief Tom Ikimi, Ambassador Kema Chikwe, and former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara. (THISDAY)

Source News Express

Posted 14/11/2017 05:57:15 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Boko Haram abducts over 500 women and girls...

Biafra: Day Igbo women invoked the spirits of...

EFCC arraigns 3 for oil theft, another 3...

Money laundering: Ex-Gov. Nyako surrenders to EFCC

Intersociety writes Obiano on crime, cabinet, Peter Obi’s...

Help Jonathan to save democracy, Turaki tells Nigerians...

Nigerian Army pulls out 11 Generals

Fidelity Bank generates over N300bn in IGR for...

Some Nigerian banks to become broke next year...

Flood disaster: David Mark laments monumental misery in...

Lagos releases placement test results for public schools...

HOW MY HUSBAND MADE ME SICK: GOV. CHIME’S...

 

Latest News Court upholds proscription of IPOB Shortage of workers hits America •The jobs in high demand South, Middle Belt insist on restructuring Kidnap kingpin known as Dracula dies in detention Benue citizens storm FCT, denounce massacre by herdsmen Southeast activists seek IGP Ibrahim Idris’ sack over illegal detention of Journalist Tim Elombah Wife jailed in place of husband Pope marries couple on papal plane Osun 2018 guber: Group throws weight behind Bisi Akande’s position Herdsmen killings: Stop Nigeria’s breakup, Ohakim advises Buhari 2019: APC Constitution does not allow imposition of candidates — Abe When a Nation Becomes Funeral Home

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (315,096 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (304,714 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (244,481 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (201,270 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (189,968 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (179,235 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (155,460 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (139,632 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (135,965 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (124,412 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (121,566 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (118,894 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,853) Business Verdict (32) Columnists (792) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (200) Entertainment (431) Features (541) Global Business Monitor (222) International (1,744) Interviews (139) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (100) News (31,978) Opinion (865) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,355) Religion (666) Sports (1,406) Stock Watch (25) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Thierry Henry in Lagos Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!