Nyesom Wike of Rivers State was missing as governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-South met in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, on Wednesday to express their support for the candidacy of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa.
Governor Obaseki said the meeting was to support Atiku and Okowa ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He said, “We have a PDP South-South Governors Forum and our vice presidential candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is our Chairman and we decided to host a meeting of the Forum in Bayelsa this evening to have an opportunity to come and visit our brother who has gone through so much in the flooding crisis we have here,” he said.
“It also afforded us an opportunity to discuss matters of mutual interest to us PDP governors ahead of the next presidential and national elections.
“We also want to use the opportunity to come and show support and also find out from our brother, the vice presidential candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on the goings on on the national level and to reiterate our total support for the candidacy of President Atiku Abubakar and to assure them that we are here.”
The governors at the meeting apart from Godwin Obaseki (Edo), were Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and the host Duoye Diri (Bayelsa).