The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected Bayelsa State governor Seriake Dickson as the new Chairman of its governors’ forum replacing Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State.
Seriake’s election was made known to the public by the outgoing Chairman of the forum, Gov. Dankwabo at the end of the forum’s meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.
While reading the meeting’s communiqué, Dankwambo urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency over the lingering security situation in the country.
“The PDP Governors’ Forum is very concerned about the state of insecurity and how it affects food security as farmers are scared to go to their farms for fear of being killed or kidnapped and urges the President to declare a state of emergency on security matters,” he said.
Some of the Governors present at the meeting were Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Emmanuel Odom of Akwa Ibom, Samuel Otorm of Benue, Aminu Tambwal of Sokoto, Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa and Emeka Ihedioha, Governor-elect of Imo.