Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, has been elected chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors’ Forum.
He was elected at a meeting the APC governors held at Imo governor’s lodge in Abuja on Thursday night. Bagudu, whose election was unanimous, replaced Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state. Okorocha’s tenure will expire on May 29.
The government of Kebbi expressed delight over the development in a tweet on Thursday. “We are very glad to announce that Governor Atiku Bagudu of @KBStGovt is now our Chairman. Ensuing press releases and briefings will be made to this effect,” the tweet read.
Speaking on his appointment, the Kebbi governor promised to provide leadership to the forum to realise the group’s “collective vision to build a strong, democratic and inclusive APC”. He promised to focus on driving inclusive governance structures that would ensure transparent and credible decision making processes within the APC.
On Thursday, Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor, was named chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), while Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor, was elected chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, the same day.