Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State (C) talking to newsmen after his selection as the chairman of PDP governors’ forum. Picture: The Guardian
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State (C) talking to newsmen after his selection as the chairman of PDP governors’ forum. Picture: The Guardian

By Oladapo Okeowo

Ayodele Fayose, executive governor of Ekiti state, has been appointed the new chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum.

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This was announced by the Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, while addressing journalists in Abuja.

According to Dickson, Fayose was chosen after careful deliberation by the other PDP governors. He was chosen because of his hardwork, commitment to the party’s ideals and being the most senior governor in the party.

He succeeds Olusegun Mimiko, whose tenure as governor of Ondo ends in February.

Also present at the meeting were the national Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, 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 who all endorsed the choice of Fayose.

Fayose, in his address, described his emergence as a call to service at a time the party “needs somebody to stand up”, promising not to let the party down.

He thanked his predecessor for a work well-done and promised a united and stronger PDP.