- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and other aggrieved governors of the PDP have stormed Lagos, with popular Lagos Eyo attire
- The governors on their arrival announced the formation of the Integrity Group within the PDP on Sunday
- Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state made the announcement before going into a closed-door meeting with other PDP stalwarts in the state
Ikeja, Lagos - The aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) popular as G5 Governors have announced the formation of the Integrity Group within the opposition party on Sunday, November 20.
According to Daily Nigerian, the governors led by Rivers state counterpart, Nyesom Wike, have been calling for the resignation of the PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, in the interest of justice and fairness.
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The governors in a new swag, dressed in popular Lagos Eyo attire, a kind of Yoruba masquerade festival with White flowing costumes exclusively holds in Lagos
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The call for Ayu's resignation began soon after the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the PDP.
Aside from Wike, other governors in the group included Benue state's Samuel Ortom, Oyo's Seyi Makinde, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Okezie Ikpeazu of Enugu and Abia.
The governors and some aggrieved leaders of the opposition party held a strategic meeting in Lagos.
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Though the details of the meeting were not disclosed, it may not be unconnected to the crisis rocking the PDP and their agitation.
Makinde, who spoke to journalists before joining others at a closed-door meeting, hinted that the Integrity Group is the face behind the struggle within the umbrella party.
His statement reads in part:
"We have been of the G5- that is, the five PDP governors. The G5 is all about the Integrity Group."
PDP Crisis: 'Why we are following Wike', G5 governors reveal top secret
Legit.ng earlier reported that the aggrieved governors in the PDP known as the G5, have disclosed that their loyalty to their Rivers state counterpart, Nyesom Wike, is unshaken.
Speaking at the flag-off of the PDP governorship campaign in the oil-rich state, Samuel Ortom of Benue state, stated that Wike stands for justice, fairness and equity, which are aligned with their virtues.
Ortom, in a veiled message, said they believe Wike will unite Nigeria, he contested for APC presidential primary but they (PDP) said he lost.