Fresh Crisis Rocks PDP G5 Governors as Wike walks out Angrily on Ikpeazu, Ortom in London
The G5 Governors, also known as the disgruntled governors elected on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, are currently embroiled in a crisis regarding the selection of a presidential candidate by the party.
The members of the G5 are the governors of the states of Rivers, Nyesom Wike; Oyo, Seyi Makinde; Abia, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu; Benue, Samuel Ortom; and Enugu, Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Until Iyorchia Ayu steps down from his position as the PDP’s national chairman, the governors have stated that they would not officially endorse Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, the face of the G5 Governors, “angrily” left the United Kingdom (UK) for Madrid, Spain, to watch Real Madrid’s match this weekend after the lengthy strategic meetings in London with the opposition.
This online newspaper learned that Ikpeazu and Ortom advised them to remain impartial because backing a candidate other than the one of their party would spell their demise in the PDP.
Remember that the PDP is running Ikpeazu and Ortom for the senatorial seats representing the Benue North-West and Abia South districts, respectively.
Suspension or expulsion for anti-party conduct would destroy their chances of running in the 2023 election.
Makinde and Wike, according to a reliable source, agreed that they should support Bola Ahmed Tinubu for president of the All Progressives Congress (APC), whereas Ikpeazu and Ortom had different opinions.
While Wike has no immediate political ambitions beyond supporting his allies in the state of Rivers, Ortom, Ikpeazu, and Ugwuanyi are all running for senator in their respective states.
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