The governors of the 13 Peoples Democratic Party-controlled states in Nigeria have condemned the relocation of the governorship election tribunals of Rivers, Taraba and Akwa Ibom states to Abuja.
After a meeting of the PDP governors forum Tuesday in Abuja, Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, who addressed journalists on behalf of the group, said “We condemn in very strong terms the relocation of election tribunals in Rivers State, Taraba State and Akwa Ibom State to Abuja.”
Authorities of the Court of Appeal had moved the tribunals from the states to Abuja for security reasons.
Also, the Abia Governor announced that the PDP governors unanimously elected the governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko, as its new chairman to replace ex-Akwa Ibom governor, Godswill Akpabio.
He said the forum “congratulates President Muhammadu Buhari, on his election as the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces. We also commend and salute our former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for his display of peaceful disposition in the 2015 general elections, which has stabilised our political landscape.
“We equally congratulate Senator Bukola Saraki, Hon. Yakubu Dogara and Hon. Suleiman on their emergence as the Senate President, Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively. We specially congratulate our own Senator, Ike Ekweremadu, on his emergence as Deputy Senate President.”