South-East governors belonging to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will meet soon to decide on a consensus candidate for the chairmanship of their party.
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state disclosed the planned meeting, but he did not indicate the date it would take place.
He spoke in Abakaliki, on Tuesday, during the vote-seeking visit of Chief Raymond Dokpesi, one of the candidates for the chairmanship post.
The PDP will hold its convention on December 9, in Port Harcourt, and also fill party vacancies.
Dokpesi, who called upon Ebonyi people to support him, gave an assurance that, as the chairman of the party, he would sustain the legacy of the party’s founding fathers and that of Umahi.
He addressed the party’s 41st State Executive Council (SEC) meeting, held at its secretariat in Abakaliki, the state capital, where he acknowledged PDP’s dominance in the state and endorsed Umahi for a second term, to enable him complete his projects.