Bagudu elected progressive governors’ chairman
Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu has emerged as Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF). Bagudu, who was unanimously elected at a meeting of PGF held at the Imo State
Government Lodge in Abuja, succeeds outgoing Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha. A statement by the PGF Director General, Mr. Salihu Lukman, explained that the election of Bagudu was in furtherance of the commitment of the progressive governors to deepen democratic governance in the country.
While urging Nigerians to support the initiatives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors, under Bagudu’s leadership, the director general of the Forum assured that the Kebbi State governor would 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, he noted: “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 transparent and credible decision making process within the APC.”