Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Wednesday played host to the South-South PDP Governors in Yenagoa.
The Governors in attendance include;
Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and PDP Vice Presidential candidate, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, who is also the Chairman of the Atiku/Okowa campaign Council and
Dr. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.
However, Rivers State Governor, Nyseom Wike was absent at the meeting.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, Obaseki said the meeting was to support Atiku and Okowa ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He noted that the party’s regional governors also met in Bayelsa to commiserate with their colleague whose states was ravaged by floods recently.
“We have a PDP South-South Governors Forum and our vice presidential candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is our Chairman and we decided to host a meeting of the Forum in Bayelsa this evening to have an opportunity to come and visit our brother who has gone through so much in the flooding crisis we have here,” he said.
“It also afforded us an opportunity to discuss matters of mutual interest to us PDP governors ahead of the next presidential and national elections.
“We also want to use the opportunity to come and show support and also find out from our brother, the vice presidential candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on the goings on on the national level and to reiterate our total support for the candidacy of President Atiku Abubakar and to assure them that we are here.”
Governor Diri also assured victory to all PDP candidates stating that South-South is PDP.
“South-South is a PDP region, South-South is a place where no other party can contend except PDP.
“I assure you that in all the elections from the Presidency to the Governors, the National Assembly, and the States Assembly, PDP will again triumph”