EDO: Tension in Edo APC Camp As Gov Okowa Host South South PDP Governors at Asaba
Few hours after Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa hosted South South PDP governors at Delta State Government House Asaba.
There has been some worries in Edo APC camp over south south governors meetings at asaba
A call came in from Edo State, a close source to Edo State Governor stating that there are fears of losing to PDP in Edo State.
According to the source “As I speak to you now, my boss who is the governor of Edo State is currently losing confident due to the South South PDP governors meeting at Asaba, he now have a divided house .
Even the increase in the minimum wage, the workers are not happy, to them it came late and is it a campaign strategy.
You will agreed with me that there are crisis in our state which is yet to be settled, my governor is still panicking and yet to recover from it.”
He is still losing supporter’s day by day and now South South PDP governors just added another worries to my boss the source said.
Read South South PDP Governors meeting statements.
South South PDP Governors Storm Asaba
*Move to Reposition Party For Electoral Victories
FIVE Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the South South geo-political zone today 08/05/16) met in Asaba and resolved to reposition the party to be victorious in the forthcoming elections.
Briefing the press after the meeting which took place at the Delta State Government House, Asaba, the host Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa flanked by the Governors of Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Cross Rivers States, Gabriel Udom Emmanuel, Nyesom Wike, Seriake Dickson, and Prof. Ben Ayade respectively, stated that far reaching decisions were reached, including addressing security challenges posed by Fulani herdsmen and the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo State.
The governors condemned the recent pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta region disclosing that they have agreed to meet with Mr President to discuss various security issues affecting the zone, including the menace of herdsmen.
Governor Okowa said: “we discussed issues concerning our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). You will recall that our convention has been fixed to hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on May 21 and we are putting plans in place for that convention.”
“The Chairman of the committee for the convention is Governor Wike of Rivers State and we use this medium to call on all our supporters and members of the PDP to desist from any form of crisis before, during and after the convention, we accepted as a party and the leadership of the party agreed that the national convention should hold at Port Harcourt. We stand by that resolution.” he added.
Senator Okowa stated that issues bothering on the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State and the governorship elections coming up in September, 2016 were also discussed asserting that “we tried to map out strategies in order to strengthen the PDP in Edo State.”
Asked about the strategies to muscle power from the All Progressive Congress (APC) led government in Edo State, Governor Okowa beaming with smile alongside his colleagues disclosed, “we will not let the cat out of the bag because we are putting things in place at the moment”.