Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose yesterday said that his election as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum is a call to service, promising to work hard to increase the fortune of the party, particularly in forming government at the centre in 2019 elections.
The Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Serake Dickson announced this the election of Fayose to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday night. Dickson stated that the forum decided to settle for Fayose based on his record of performance and as the most Senior Governor under the platform of the Party.
Flanked by other Governors present at the meeting and the leaders of the party, Dickson said that the Choice of Fayose was a collective one among the Governors.
Dickson played glowing tributes to the out gone chairman of the Forum,Dr Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state for his immense contributions for the development of the Party during his tenure
Also speaking, the National Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Party,Senator Ahmed Makarfi, the Chairman Board of Trustee, BOT of the Party, Senator Wali Jibril and the leader of the Party in the National Assembly, Senator Ike Ekweremadu endorsed the choice of Fayose. They described Fayose as a real party man who would boost the growth and development of the Party.
In his acceptance speech, Fayose who succeeded Governor Olusegun Mimiko described his election as call to service and promised not to let the party down as the Chairm of the Forum
Fayose said that he was out to pull down the wall of Jericho surrounding the party with a promise to embark on total mobilization of party members nationwide ahead of the 2019 General elections.
He assured that the Party would work very hard to reclaim its lost States and as well formed the government at the Centre come 2019 .