by Kolapo Olapoju
Nine governors were conspicuously missing from the inauguration of the presidential campaign organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday, January 6, in Abuja.
There was a serious cause for concern among the party stakeholders, going by the absence of the governors, who are believed to be loyal to President Goodluck Jonathan.
The governors who were absent from the inauguration are governors Theodore Orji (Abia), Dr. Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo), Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa), Martin Elechi (Enugu), Idris Wada (Kogi), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and Jonah Jang (Plateau).
The governors who were present at the event were Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi), James Ngilari (Adamawa), Babangida Aliyu (Niger) and Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe State).
No reason was given for the absence of the governors, in spite of them being put in charge of the campaign in their zones.
The President reportedly held a private meeting with the present PDP governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.