Governor Ifeanyi Okowa gives reasons for absence of Former President Goodluck Jonathan at PDP Convention.
Written by News Room on November 2, 2021
The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has said former President Goodluck Jonathan was absent at the just concluded National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party because he had prior engagements abroad.
Eyes had been raised at Jonathan’s absence at the Convention amid speculations that he may soon defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress or that he was unhappy with developments within the PDP.
Okowa while speaking on National Television said his absence was because the ex-President was scheduled to depart for Nairobi, Kenya, to attend the 12th African Union (AU) High-Level Retreat on the promotion of peace, security and stability in Africa on the same day of the Convention.
However, Okowa couldn’t explain why former Vice President Namadi Sambo, was absent at the Convention.
The Governor said the PDP, with the success of its National Convention, was now ready to rescue Nigeria from the APC.
Meanwhile, Okowa denied that PDP Governors had hijacked the party structure.