By Henry Umoru
ABUJA—National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, was yesterday left with no other option than to put off the meeting with governors elected on the party’s platform, following poor attendance.
The meeting, which was summoned by Tukur after Wednesday’s meeting of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party was designed for the governors and the national leadership of the party to brainstorm on very salient issues affecting the party and how to move it forward.
The meeting was earlier scheduled to hold at Wadata plaza, but later moved to Legacy House, Campaign office of the PDP, for 12noon, but was delayed till past 1:00pm to wait for arrival of the governors who failed to turn up.
When it became very obvious that many of the governors might not attend, the chairman had a very short meeting with those present in his office, before they all came down and had to put off the meeting with apologies.
Of the 23 governors elected on the platform of the PDP, only Governors Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta, Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna, Jonah Jang of Plateau state and Rabiu Musa Kwankwanso of Kano were at the meeting, just as Deputy- Governors of Katsina, Alhaji Abdullahi Garba Faskari; Ahmed Musa Ibeto of Niger and Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi of Taraba showed up for the meeting.
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Senator Bala Mohammed, and Secretary of Board of Trustess, BoT, Senator Walid Jubrin, also attended, but Governors Idris Wada of Kogi state and Sullivan Chime of Enugu came in after the closing prayers.