Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Tuesday shunned the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar during a visit to the Southeastern part of the country.
Atiku visited the Southeast stakeholders in Enugu with only Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in attendance.
Ikpeazu was conspicuously missing as the presidential candidate met with other candidates of the party in the region.
The meeting commenced around 1.30pm and was attended by the newly appointed Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, BoT Senator Adolphus Wabara; National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu; governorship candidates of the party in Abia, Enugu and Ebonyi States and some senatorial and House of representatives candidates.
Ikpeazu is an ally of the estranged Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
In effect, his absence at the stakeholders’ meeting is believed to be connected with some unresolved issues between Wike, his camp, Atiku and the PDP leadership.
Wike’s allies, who have been sympathetic to his cause, had vowed not to be part of the Presidential Campaign Council set up by Atiku.