The PDP Governors’ Forum will next week hold its first meeting since the elections, and members are expected to confirm Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state as the new Chairman of the forum.
Speaking with our reporter in Abuja, the coordinator of the forum, Osaro Onaiwu, said there have been informal meetings where about nine of the governors zeroed in on Mr. Mimiko as the new Chairman of the forum.
According to Mr. Onaiwu, an earlier meeting scheduled for this week was shelved as the governors were engaged in the negotiations and horse-trading with regards to the elections of the new leadership of the national assembly.
Asked if other governors were not interested in leading the forum, the PDP Governors’ Forum coordinator said the coming meeting will determine if there was such interest.
“I’m aware that about nine of them have already thrown their support behind Mimiko to lead the forum, because they said they want very steady and organised hands now that the PDP is in opposition,” he added.
The PDP governors’ forum was headed by Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, who is now a senator.
The PDP presently has 13 governors.