The Governors of Imo and Ogun States, Rochas Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun, were absent at the inauguration of the Gboyega Oyetola as the Governor of Osun State on Tuesday.
Governors from other states governed by the All Progressives Congress, APC, were either present at the event or sent in their representatives.
However, the two governors, who are unhappy with the outcome of the primary elections in their respective states, failed to show up for the occasion monitored by Veloxnews.
Okorocha and Amosun have been publicly criticising the leadership of the APC following the refusal of the party to submit names of their preferred governorship candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as the flag bearers of their respective states.
There had been a war of words between the two governors and the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The inauguration ceremony was however well attended by bigwigs of the APC including: President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by the Secretary-General of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; national leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Rotimi Akeredulu of Ondo State; the Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi; Yahaya Belo of Kogi State (represented); Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode; Ekiti State Governor, John Fayemi; among others.