Published On: Sun, Sep 1st, 2013

Dejected PDP Govs Abandon Jonathan at Convention Venue

President Goodluck Jonathan

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 1ST (URHOBOTODAY)-All the governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, except the Governors of Kebbi and Bauchi states, Usman Dakingari and Isa Yuguda respectively, left President Goodluck Jonathan at the Eagles Square in Abuja, venue of the party’s mini convention, on Saturday night.
The governors, after hearing about the walkout of six of their colleagues, left the venue of the party’s convention one after the other, dejected.

Even the ever vibrant Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Godwill Akpabio, refused to speak with journalists when he was leaving.
Looking dejected and unhappy, Akpabio, who had earlier spoken eloquently and assured the President of the support of his fellow governors, walked out of the venue with his head bowed.
Putting his hands in his pocket and refusing to look up, Akpabio, who is also the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, refused to acknowledged greeting from people.
But the President, his deputy, Namadi Sambo, factional National Chairman of the party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur and few others sat patiently inside the State Box till the end of the voting exercise.
Only a handful of supporters stayed till the end of the event.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was absent at the event.

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