Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday boycotted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign rally held by Atiku Abubakar in Ibadan, the state capital.
Mr Makinde is one of the five dissident governors of the PDP who have been staying away from Atiku’s campaigns.
The governors are demanding the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, as a condition to support Atiku’s presidential ambition.
The rally held at Mapo Hall in Ibadan started around noon and ended around 4 p.m.
Atiku at the rally promised to restructure Nigeria to restore the country back to true federalism.
He also pledged to end insecurity and initiate plans and policies to create jobs and reduce poverty among the people.
Atiku, and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, were accompanied to the rally by five state governors. They are Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel.
National leaders of the party that attended the rally include former Vice President Namadi Sambo, the wife of the presidential candidate, Titi Abubakar, and a former senator from Kogi State, Dino Melaye.