Southeast governors still sulking over Atiku’s choice Of running mate

The conspicuous absence of governors from the Southeast, especially those of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the turbaning ceremony of their Presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, last week, clearly signposted that they are still in dilemma over their party’s presidential choice and that of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari.

While this impasse continues, perhaps, one thing that has gone unnoticed since the Supreme Court recognised the Ahmed Makarfi-led executive as the authentic party leadership, and the various consultations that followed the return to peace and stability in the party, is the attitude of Southeast governors towards the party.

This becomes obvious from their continued absence at party meetings, their role during the crisis and support for President Buhari, which soon fuelled rumour that the governors: Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) have concluded arrangements to plant one leg in APC and the other in PDP.


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