The Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, at the weekend joined other governors of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South South geopolitical zone to fine-tune plans for the forthcoming National Convention of the party to be held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Other governors who attended the meeting hosted by the Delta State Government in Asaba included Chief Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State and Prof. Ben Ayade of Cross River State.
Addressing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting, the host Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, said strategies have already been put in place to ensure a hitch-free national convention, stressing that the PDP family would attend the event as one united body.
Okowa said: “We want to go as a united body to Port Harcourt because we have accepted as a party that the national convention should hold there and it stands like that.
“Some plans have been put in place to ensure a wonderful convention.”
Okowa, who also stressed that the meeting deliberated on issues bordering on the governorship election in Edo State taking place in September this year, said strategies have been mapped out to strengthen the party with a view to regaining power in the state.
The Delta State Governor, who described the meeting as fruitful and the first of its kind in the South South geopolitical zone, pointed out that there is a forum comprising all the governors of the region irrespective of party affiliations, where issues of collective interests are usually discussed.
On the issue of insecurity allegedly perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen, Okowa disclosed that the governors resolved to discuss the matter with the Presidency and take concrete steps to forestal further attacks.