Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, inaugurated his campaign organisation.
The campaigns ahead of the 2023 elections kicked off yesterday.
Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers and his allies — Samuel Ortom and Seyi Makinde — governors of Benue and Oyo — were absent from the event.
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of Enugu, and Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia, were absent from the ceremony as well.
Wike has been on a war path with Atiku. The governor lost to the former vice-president in the PDP presidential primary election.
Atiku ignored him to pick Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta, as his running mate.
Wike and his allies insist that Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the PDP, must resign as a condition to support the campaign.
But Atiku maintains his position that the national chairman cannot be removed without recourse to the party’s constitution.
Below are photos from the inauguration.