Eleven elected Governors under the Platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were absent as the national working committee (NWC) of the Party (PDP), inaugurated its campaign council for the Osun state governorship election.
Gatekeepers News reports that the PDP had named Douye Diri, governor of Bayelsa, as chairman of the committee.
Seyi Makinde of Oyo; Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto; Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia; Nyesom Wike of Rivers; Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom; Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu; Bala Mohammed of Bauchi; Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa; Godwin Obaseki of Edo, and Samuel Ortom of Benue were appointed as vice-chairmen. But they were all absent from the inauguration, including Diri.
Those who were present at the event include Ifeanyi Okowa, PDP vice-presidential candidate; Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba, and other NWC members.
The acting chairman of the PDP, Umar Damagum while Speaking before the inauguration expressed confidence that the party will win the gubernatorial election.
“We have a very popular candidate in Osun and we have no reason not to win the election,” he said.