Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, his Bayelsa state counterpart, Douye Diri who is the Chairman Osun State Gubernatorial National Campaign Council, among several of their colleagues were absent on Wednesday when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) inaugurated the campaign council.
Daily Trust reported that only the vice presidential candidate of the party and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa and Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba were present at the event.
Governors Seyi Makinde, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Emmanuel Udom, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Darius Ishaku, Samuel Ortom, Godwin Obaseki, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and Bala Mohammed were among the 128 committee members but they were all absent at the inauguration.
Speaking just before inaugurating the council, acting National Chairman, Amb. Umar Damagum, said the sole mandate of the council is “to go to Osun State and win the election for us,” adding that “Osun is key to our presidential election.”
He said, “We have a very popular candidate in Osun and we have no reason not to win the election.
“So I believe with the caliber of people in this committee, I’m sure Osun will become ours, you will make a lot of sacrifices for the task ahead of you, engage stakeholders that are aggrieved.”