Rivers State Governor, Nyeson Wike and governors of other States, as well as top members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were conspicuously absent at the inauguration of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council today, September 28.
The inauguration also witnessed a book launch in honour of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Those who were absent in addition to Wike, are Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State; Seyi Makinde of Oyo State; Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.
Also absent from the event was the National Chairman of the PDP who, according to the Deputy National Chairman (North), Umar Damagum, was absent as a result of ill-health.
However, PDP governors believed to be loyal to the party’s presidential candidate were in attendance. They are Governors Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State; Diri Duoye of Bayelsa State; Godwin Obaseki of Edo State; Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State; Darius Ishaku of Taraba State; Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
The Delta State governor and running mate to Atiku, Ifeanyi Okowa, was also present at the event.