Atiku Bagudu, the governor of Kebbi State, has been elected as the new chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF).
Okay Nigeria News understands that Bagudu is to replace the outgoing Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.
Salihu Moh Lukman, the Director General, Progressive Governors Forum, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
He said that Bagudu was elected after several hours meeting, held on Thursday night, in Imo State Government lodge, Abuja.
Lukman on behalf of the Forum said in the statement:
“The election of Bagudu is in furtherance of the commitment of the Progressive Governors to deepen democratic governance in the country.
“Bagudu will provide leadership to PGF to realise the collective vision of the Progressive Governors to build a strong, democratic and inclusive APC. Considering all the internal political challenges facing the APC, the PGF under Bagudu’s leadership pledges to mobilise all party members and by extension Nigerians towards expanding and deepening democratic structures of the party by focusing on initiatives to guarantee the development of participatory governance structures as well as the guarantee of transparent, credible decision-making process within the APC.”
The Forum ending the statement appealed to Nigerian for support, “We urge Nigerians to support the initiatives of our Progressive Governors under the leadership of Atiku Bagudu; Nigeria will be great again.”