Wike, Ortom, Ikpeazu, others absent as PDP kicks off campaign in Uyo

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today began its campaign for the 2023 presidential election.

The party’s officially started its campaign barely four months before the February 25 presidential election and the kick-off held at the Nest of Champions Stadium in Uyo.

The five state governors included Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Ifeanyi Ugwunayi of Enugu State.

Recall that the five state governors recently pulled out of the party’s presidential campaign team after the party failed to meet their demand for the removal of the National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.

Present at the campaign launch included PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar; his running mate, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, and PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, leading PDP heavyweights and faithfuls including the NWC members.

Other dignitaries present were ex-Vice President, Namadi Sambo, former Senate Presidents: Messrs. David Mark, Bukola Saraki and Anyim Pius Anyim and former PDP chairmen: Chief Okwesilieze Nwodo, Alh. Adamu Muazu and Prince Uche Secondus.

Four of the six South-South governors were also confirmed to be present alongside the Chairman, NGF, Alh. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state.