PDP Governors Want Akpabio Out

PDP Governors Want Akpabio Out

Governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have called on Governor Godswill Akpabio to resign from the post of chairman of the party's governors' forum.

PDP Governors Want Akpabio Out
Governor Godswill Akpabio

According to Vanguard, the governors are displeased with Akpabio for attending a meeting presided over by the chairman of the NGF and governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, without notifying them.

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At the said meeting, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors called on the minister of finance Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to account for the alleged $20 billion excess crude money, and this has not gone down well with the PDP governors.

They have faulted Akpabio for his failure to call for a meeting of the PDP governors prior to the NGF meeting which was held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

In a bid to force him to resign, the governors on Friday, May 23, reportedly visited the presidential villa to report Akpabio to President Goodluck Jonathan.

The call for Akpabio’s resignation follows the deepening crisis in the party which has consumed the national chairman of the party, Adamu Mu'azu, as well as the chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih.

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Governor Olusegun Mimiko has been tipped by the governors to take over from Akpabio.

Meanwhile, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ward 5, Ile-Ife, Osun state, have vowed to resist any attempt by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to sanction Femi Fani-Kayode over his call for members of the NWC to resign.

The NWC took steps to sanction Mr Kayode following his recent allegations that some members of the NWC worked against the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Source: Legit.ng

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Kess Ewubare Kess Ewubare is a former senior political/current affairs editor at Legit.ng. He has a diploma in-law in addition to a BSc and a master’s degree in mass communication. Kess is a journalist with over 10 years of working experience in several fields of journalism ranging from radio presenting, television news reporting, newspaper reporter, feature and magazine writing as well as online and multi-media journalism.

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