In a well-attended event by dignitaries in the country, Concise News learnt that Amosun was the only governor from the South-West that failed to attend the colloquium, which is held yearly in commemoration of Tinubu’s birthday.
The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari, called out the names of all the governors present, as protocol demands.
They are Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State; Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State; Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State; his Ekiti State counterpart, Dr Kayode Fayemi; and Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola.
Others present include Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu; Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State; his Bauchi State counterpart Mohammed Abubakar; Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shuaibu; former Governor Rauf Aregbesola; and Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
However, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, who has been suspended by the APC, was not acknowledged by the Vice-President despite being present. Ditto for Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.
The Ogun governor, who has been suspended by the APC, has been at loggerheads with Tinubu and other party stalwarts after he was denied the opportunity of hand-picking his successor.
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