The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed the reason behind the absence of about 11 of its governors at the inauguration of the Osun State Governorship Election Campaign Council on Wednesday in Abuja.
Naija News had reported most of the PDP governors were absent at the inauguration.
The governors who were not at the event include Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Amina Tambuwal (Sokoto), and Samuel Ortom (Benue), and Godwin Obaseki (Edo), among others.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, revealed that many of the governors were outside the country and could not make it to the event.
He faulted reports that the governors boycotted the inauguration, adding they sent their apologies for not attending the event.
In an interview with The Punch, Ologunagba said that the party is united and the members are doing things together.
He said: “The governors sent in their apologies that they were not able to come; a lot of them were outside the country. The governors of Oyo and Sokoto states were outside the country and because of the exigency of the time, they could not attend.
“It will be a mixed characterisation to say they boycotted the event; there was no boycott. We are a united party and we are doing our things together.”