The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday kicked off its presidential campaign in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
Among those at the event include the Chairman of the Campaign Council and host, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State; the Campaign Director-General, Governor Aminu Tambuwal; the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu and his National Working Committee; Members of the PDP Board of Trustees led by a former Senate President, Chief Adolphus Wabara; and other members of the main opposition party.
HausaToday understands that no fewer than 15 private and chartered jets landed in the South-south state for formal inauguration of the party’s campaign held at the Nest of Champions International Stadium.
Investigations revealed that at least 15 private and chartered jets landed and were parked at the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo.
Some of the private and chartered jets which landed at the airport were Hawker Siddeley 125 with registration number 5N-BZP belonging to Jubilee Aviation, Bombardier Challenger 604 with registration number 5N-BYN belonging to Jed Air, HS 125 with registration 5N-BZT belonging to Jet Support Services, and Embraer Phenom 300 (E55P) with registration number 5N-AAK belonging to Matrix Energy and operated by Jet Support Services.
Others are HS125 private aircraft with registration number 5N-BNM belonging to Dogon Daji; Lear Jet 45 jet with registration number 5N-BLW belonging to Max Air; Embraer E135 jet with registration number 5N-BTX belonging to Anap Jets and Embraer E145 plane with registration number 5N-BZN belonging to Exejet, and an Embraer E135 jet with registration number 5N-FZE belonging to Execujet.
According to The PUNCH, the list also includes an Embraer E145 aircraft with registration number 5N-BWW chartered from United Nigeria Airlines.
Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar’s Global Express private jet with registration number T7AAA was not sighted at the airport.
Also, a private jet belonging to Akwa Ibom State Government with registration number N224BV was not also sighted