The listing of the women was the first time the party would be having founding mothers since it was formed in 1998.
Apart from Chikwe, others named include Amb. Esther Audu, Amb. Justina Eze, Mrs Josephine Anenih and Prof. Stella Efta-Atoe.
The rest are Patience Agodo, Sen. Stella Omu, Hajia Inna Chiroma and Hajia Musa Kida.
The memo, raised by Jibrin to both BoT and the NEC of the PDP on the matter said, “The following nine women are upgraded to the status of Founding Mothers based in their involvement with the party since inception in 1998/1999.”
This and others as approved by the Board and the NEC on Monday, were part of the recommendations of the Prof. Jerry Gana committee aimed at strengthening the BoT.