Following the photo of All Progressive Congress, APC Governors with the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari in London which surfaced online some days ago, some Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors have been chosen as delegates to pay the president a visit in the United Kingdom.
The PDP Governors are among the six persons scheduled to leave the country today to visit the Nigerian President in the United Kingdom.
The visit by the PDP governors is according to reports organised by the office of the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (retd.).
Punch reports that the selection process for the governors visiting the president is unclear adding that the six governors were picked from the six geo-political zones in the country.
Punch reports the governors included in the list for the visit to the President in London include Governors; Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), and Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), while the remaining two governors remain unknown as at press time.
The list comprise of governors from the South-South governor, South-East, North-West and South-West.
A governor in the country who isn’t a delegate stated that the governors chosen to see the president who left the country since May 7 were picked outside what he described as the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.
The governor further added that he was surprised to hear about the journey.
The governor said: “Our colleagues are going to London to see the President. But I’m not happy that someone like the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, or his Rivers State counterpart, Mr. Nyesom Wike, is not on the delegation.
“Though there are PDP governors on the delegation, we know ourselves and also know those we know are truly part of the opposition and those close to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
“The governors had been directed to be at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, tomorrow (Tuesday). From there, they will fly to the United Kingdom.”
The delegated governors are according to plan expected to meet with the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari at lunch before returning to the country tomorrow, Wednesday.