Some of those in attendance, include the Governors who recently joined from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
They are: Governor Samuel Ortom (Benue) and Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto). Others are Governor Ben Ayade (Cross River), Governor Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), etc.
Senator Dino Melaye, Senator Barnabas Gemade and Senator Kwankwaso, were joined by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
A tweet from PDP’s official handle read: “81st NEC Meeting: In attendance are, the Governors of Benue, Dr. Samuel Ortom, Sokoto, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Akwa Ibom, @MrUdomEmmanuel, Cross River, Prof. Benedict Ayade, etc. Also in attendance is @dino_melaye, Senator Barnabas Gemade, Senator Kwankwaso and others.”
Ortom was given a rousing reception. As soon as the Governor’s convoy arrived at the National Secretariat, many party members who were outside the Wadata House began to chant ‘Ortom, Ortom, Ortom’, ‘We love you’, ‘Welcome home’ etc.
Inside the meeting hall, party stalwarts across the country warmly received the Governor with cheers and hugs.