2023: List Of PDP Governors Present At NEC Meeting
Some governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were absent at the 97th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party.
Naija News reports that the PDP NEC meeting presided over by the National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, was held on Thursday at the party’s National Headquarters, Wadata Plaza in Abuja.
It is understood that the NEC is made up of all organs of the party, which included the National Working Committee (NWC), Board of Trustees (BoT), and the party’s Governors’ Forum, among others.
PDP Governors present at the NEC meeting included Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Duoye Diri (Bayelsa), Darius Ishaku (Taraba), and Aminu Tambuwual (Sokoto).
While governors who failed to attend the meeting were Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Samuel Ortom (Benue).
Party chieftains present at the meeting were the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar; former Vice President, Namadi Sambo; former Governors of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido and Senator Saminu Turaki; former Adamawa State Governor, Boni Haruna and his Cross River State counterpart, Donald Duke, among others.
I Am Not Trying To Destroy PDP – Wike
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has however stated that he has gotten over losing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primaries to Atiku.
Speaking on Thursday, Wike said that phase is over and those who think his grouse with the PDP is because of the outcome of the party’s presidential primaries are sick and have mental problems.
He added that those who think he is the problem don’t understand what is happening and they have been deceived.
Naija News reports Wike made the statement during the commissioning of the Ahoada Campus of the State University of Science.
According to him, some people have accused him of trying to destroy the PDP because he lost the PDP primaries but that is totally untrue.
Instead, the Rivers State Governor said he is advocating for justice and trying to bring peace to the country.