Govs Makinde, Wike, Ortom, Shun Atiku's Presidential Campaign Inauguration 

By Damilare Adeleye

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde along with his counterparts in Benue State, Samuel Ortom; Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State all did not attend the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council and book launch in honour of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu was also absent at the event, though he was represented the Deputy National Chairman (North), Umar Damagum, who said Ayu's absence was as a result of ill-health.

Other PDP governors believed to be loyal to the party’s presidential candidate were, however, in attendance.

They include: Governors Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State; Diri Duoye of Bayelsa State; Godwin Obaseki of Edo State; Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State; Darius Ishaku of Taraba State; Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State; and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.

The Delta State governor and running mate to Atiku, Ifeanyi Okowa, was also present at the event.

The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, officially unveiled his presidential campaign council today in Abuja.

The former president also launched three books about his perspectives in Nigeria development.