Disquiet In PDP, Nine Govs Shun Inauguration of Jonathan’s Campaign

The absence of nine Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors at the inauguration of President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organization in Abuja, on Tuesday, became curious due to the roles few of them are to handle in projecting their presidential candidate. The governors were Idris Wada (Kogi), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Jonah Jang (Plateau), Theodore Orji (Abia), Dr. Olusegun Mimiko(Ondo), Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa) and Martin Elechi (Enugu). Lamido, Mimiko and Orji are to coordinate the president’s campaigns in the north-west, southwest and southeast respectively. No reasons were given for their absence though, it was believed a public relations expert, Tokunbo Modupe, represented Mimiko. Governors in attendance were Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi), James Ngilari (Adamawa), Babangida Aliyu (Niger) and Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe State). The governors, including Chime and Elechi, later had a private meeting with the president. Chairman, PDP Governors Forum, Godswill Akpabio, told journalists after the meeting that the party would win at all levels. “There cannot be failure. The PDP will surely win this election at all levels. PDP does not rig. We can only be afraid that the APC, the way they are going, will be the ones that will attempt to rig us out,” Akpabio said.

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