… As Makinde Absent
Notable politicians from Oyo state attended the inauguration of the Presidential Campaign Council of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Insideoyo.com reports.
Sen. Hosea Agboola (Halleluyah), Dr Saka Balogun, Alhaja Mutiat Ladoja, Dr. Olusola Ayandele Eruobodo, Engr. Muftau Open Salawu and others were seen in a group photograph made available to this newspaper.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, inaugurated its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC). The inauguration is to mark the start of campaign activities for the party.
Governor Seyi Makinde who was nominated as the vice chairman (South) of the council was absent.
Also Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State were absent too.
This is not unrelated to their recent call for the resignation of the party National chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
Recall that, Last week, Mr Wike and his team announced their withdrawal from Atiku’s campaign. They insisted they would not participate in the campaigns except the National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, resigns his position.
At the inauguration, the Deputy National Chairman (North) of the party, Umar Damagum, noted that the list of members on the Council is 600 – against the 325-member list released earlier.
Chairman of the Council and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, charged members of the panel to work hard and diligently to ensure victory for the party at the 2023 general elections.
He said their being listed as members of the Council is borne out of the trust the party has in them to perform and win at the polls. He also urged all aggrieved members of the party to shelve their grievances and unite with the party for the greater good.