The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has set up two Committee namely Legislative Liaison and Legal Affairs respectively.
The committee was set up at the virtual meeting of the PDP Governors’ Forum held on 1st August, 2020 and presided over by its Chairman, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
The Legislative Liaison Committee is expected to liaise with both the national and state legislatures on legislative matters. The Legislative Liaison Committee is also expected to guide the Forum on pending Bills, including the Electoral Act Amendment and Constitution Review matters as it affects the Forum while the Legal Affairs Committee is expected to identify and coordinate legal matters affecting the Forum. In particular, the Committee is expected to guide the Forum on local government, inter-state and federal government relations. It is also expected to explore various infractions of the Constitution by the Federal Government including the arbitrary and illegal deductions from the Federation Account.
The Forum also welcomed formally the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and congratulated him on his emergence as the leader of the PDP in Edo State and the party’s candidate in the forthcoming September Gubernatorial election. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, was also congratulated on his emergence as the flag bearer of PDP in the forthcoming October Gubernatorial election in Ondo State
The Forum further resolved to lend its complete and total support to the PDP in Edo and Ondo State respectively in order for it to emerge victorious in the forthcoming governorship election in the States.
The Forum enjoined Pres. Buhari, INEC and security agencies to play an impartial role in the elections in Edo and Ondo States, while urging PDP supporters to stay vigilant and ensure that all votes are counted and all votes count.
The statement read partially, “The Forum further reviewed the various PDP Congresses in all States of the federation and resolved to continue to support the party at all levels to enthrone internal democracy and consequently good governance in not only the PDP controlled states but in all the States of the federation.
“The Forum resolved to thank the National Chairman and members of the National Working Committee of the PDP in the way and manner they conducted primary elections in Edo and Ondo States and the generally rancor free congresses in many states of the federation. It urged the party to continue to deploy conflict resolution mechanisms to resolve any disputes.
The meeting was attended by: Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal – Chairman – Sokoto; Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu – Vice Chairman – Abia; Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri – Member – Adamawa; Sen. Bala Mohammed – Member – Bauchi; Prof (Sen.) Ayade Benedict – Member – Cross River; Sen. (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa – Member – Delta; Gov. Godwin Obaseki -Member – Edo; Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi – Member – Enugu; Gov. Seyi Makinde – Member – Oyo; Gov. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike – Member – Rivers; Hon. Bello Mattawale Maradun – Member – Zamfara; Engr. David Umahi – Member – Ebonyi represented by Deputy Governor – Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe and Hon. C.I.D. Maduabum – Director General