The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has emerged as the new Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum.
Makinde emerged as the new chairman a few minutes after the former chairman, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State resigns from the position on Thursday, September 8, 2022.
The oyo state governor emerged as the new chairman at the ongoing PDP National Executive Council Board meeting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The emergence of Makinde as the PDP Governors’ Forum is said to be a move to pacify aggrieved party members who have been calling for the resignation of the national chairman, Senator Iyiorcha Ayu as a condition to support the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the coming 2023 general elections.
Earlier, Intel Region reported that the PDP Board of Trustees Chairman, Walid Jibrin, resigned from his position.
He said the decision was made to ensure the party’s presidential candidate emerged victorious in the 2023 elections.
Jibrin said he was sure he would be considered for a bigger position if Atiku wins next year’s presidential election.
He said, “I took this decision based on what I said in the past. I said that all we want to make sure of is that Atiku Abubakar becomes the President by all means, and that is why I sincerely decided to step down from the BoT. I discussed this with the candidate and he agreed with me. I am sure if the party wins, I will be given a bigger position.”
However, a few minutes after his resignation, a former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, was named the BoT acting Chairman.
Wabara, who was before now, the Secretary of the PDP BoT, would be appointed to the presidential campaign council of the PDP.