PDP Governors Summon ‘Emergency Meeting’ Over Rivers, A/Ibom Tribunals’ Judgments

Olusegun MimikoGovernors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party are reportedly on the edge following the verdict of the River State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja, which, on Saturday, nullified the election of Mr. Nyesom Wike as governor of the state.

Their anger was further made worse as Wike’s sacking came few days after the Akwa Ibom governorship petition tribunal also ordered a rerun of elections in 18 out of 31 local government areas in the state.

Akwa Ibom is also under the control of the PDP.

The Rivers tribunal on Saturday, ordered Wike to vacate the governor’s seat and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct fresh elections in the state within 90 days.

It was learnt that as a result of the tribunals’ verdicts, the governors under the aegis of PDP Governors Forum, are to meet and discuss the implications of such judgments to the survival of the former ruling party.

The two affected states are oil-rich and considered to be crucial to the funding of the party ahead of its plan to bounce back in 2019.

It was further gathered that the PDP governors’ ‘emergency meeting’ is tentatively scheduled to hold this coming Friday.

A PDP governor, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “These judgments are targeted at killing the PDP and we have to do something about it”.