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General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2023


PDP Crisis: Crack in G5 governors as strong Wike's ally hints on reconciliation with Atiku

Nyesom wike, a member of the G5 governors Nyesom wike, a member of the G5 governors

There seem to be some cracks in the strong wall the aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have built over time.

The governors under the umbrella of G5 Governors or Integrity Group have vowed not to participate in the campaign of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar until the national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, resigns.

Have G5 Governors reconciled with Atiku?

G5 Governors, which include Seyi Makinde of Oy, Samuel Ortom of Benue, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Nyesom Wike of Rivers and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, wanted Ayu to resign to pave way for southern leadership of the party in the name fairness and equity.

But it seems some of the governors are dropping their demand as the campaign for the 2023 election campaign intensified. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, who is considered a strong ally of the leader of the G5, Wike of Rivers state, has expressed optimism that Atiku and the leadership of the PDP will address the issue before them on time and peace return to the party.

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Ortom during a campaign at Tarka, Bukuru and Gboko, made the comment while receiving defectors at the constituency of the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, George Akume.

The governor said the APC has no chance of winning any elective position in the forthcoming poll and urged the PDP leaders to immediately address the grievances of the G5 governors.

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