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General News of Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Source: legit.ng

Loyalty rewarded as strong southeast governor supporting Wike’s course snubs Atiku

Okezie Ikpeazu Okezie Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu, the governor of Abia state, was conspicuously absent during the visit of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to the southeast.

The Nation reported that the presidential hopeful visited the PDP stakeholders in the southeast in Enugu with only Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in attendance.

Ikpeazu was obviously absent as the presidential candidate met with the PDP candidates in the southeast region.

PDP leaders present at Atiku's stakeholders' meeting in southeast

The meeting commenced around 1:30pm and had in attendance the newly appointed PDP chairman of the Board of Trustees of the PDP, Senator Adolphus Wabara; national secretary of the party, Samuel Anyanwu.

Also present are the governorship candidates of the party in Abia and Ebonyi states, senatorial and house of representatives candidates. Ikpeazu, who is a strong ally of Nyesom Wike, the Rivers state governor, was not present following the resolution of Wike’s camp since the presidential primary election of the party.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, has appointed top politicians who will act as his special advisers during the 2023 presidential election campaigns.

The campaign will officially commence on Wednesday, September 28, and the former vice president has just appointed two former senate presidents to key important positions.

The presidential hopeful also appointed Uche Secondus, a former PDP chairman, who was removed from his position a few weeks before the end of his tenure. In a statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, Abubakar disclosed the new appointees on Monday, September 26.

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