Wike, Ortom, 11 other PDP governors meet in Ibadan

Nyesom Wike

Thirteen state governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have commenced a meeting at the International Conference Centre of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan on Monday.

The governors are Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Samuel Ortom of Benue, Douye Diri of Bayelsa, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia and Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom.

Others are Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta,  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Umar Fintiri of Adamawa, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Nyesom Wike of Rivers, and Godwin Obaseki of Edo.

Also present is the host governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and the deputy governor of Zamfara, Aliyu Gusau who represented Governor Bello Matawalle.

It is expected that Governors Darius Ishaku of Taraba and Ben Ayade, of Cross River would join them as the meeting progresses.

It was gathered that the meeting would focus on the security situation in the country.

The meeting, it was further learnt, is being presided over by the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum Tambuwal.

The meeting comes days after Southern governors met in Asaba, Delta State.

It is expected that a communique would be issued at the end of the meeting in Ibadan.