Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde on Thursday was visibly absent at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign rally held in Ibadan, the state capital.
Makinde is one of the five disgruntled governors of the PDP who have been at a loggerheads with Abubakar Atiku, the PDP presidential standard bearer for the 2023 general elections.
The governors called for the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, over what they considered injustice to the south that has yet to produce the national chairman since 1999.
The rally held at Mapo Hall in Ibadan started around afternoon and ended at about 4 p.m.
The presidential candidate, Atiku, and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, were in the company of five state governors: Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel.
National leaders of the party who graced the campaign included: former Vice President Namadi Sambo, the wife of the presidential candidate, Titi Abubakar, and a former senator from Kogi State, Dino Melaye.