- The PDP 5 aggrieved governors have vowed not to be intimidated to renege on their demands for justice, fairness and equity
- The aggrieved PDP governors, Wike, Ortom, Ikpeazu, Makinde and Ugwuanyi, alleged that their efforts to regain power in the 2023 election are being frustrated by some power within the opposition party
- Ortom, while speaking at the PDP campaign flag-off in Abia on Thursday, extolled Wike, adding that he has never left the PDP since he joined the party
Aba, Abia - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aggrieved governors, led by Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, have lamented that some enemies of the party are frustrating their efforts to return the party to power in 2023.
Other aggrieved governors known as G5 are Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Samuel Ortom (Benue), The Nation reported.
G5 governors insist on equity within PDP
They were all present at Umuahia to kick off the governorship and house of assembly campaigns in the southeast state on Thursday, November 24.
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However, the campaign was shunned by the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the party's national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, Channels TV reported.
The governors, who recently formed the integrity group in Lagos, insisted on equity, fairness and justice within the party.
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One of the governors, Ortom, who spoke in Abia, disclosed that their Rivers state counterpart has given much encouragement, leadership and support to fight the forces scuttling the efforts of the PDP from taking over power in the 2023 election.
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He added that the governors are people of integrity who believe in fairness, justice and equity and that they will never be intimidated.
He added that Wike is one notable person who has never left the PDP since he joined the party.
His statement read in part:
“So, we appreciate PDP... We are not going to be intimated. We appreciate the traditional rulers. You charged us not to be intimidated, but stand for the truth. That is what we stand for.”
2023 Election: Atiku's camp dismisses Wike's influence
Legit.ng earlier reported that PDP has dismissed the claim that Nyesom Wike's influence will affect the chances of Atiku Abubakar's presidential ambition in the 2023 presidential election.
Daniel Bwala, the spokesperson of the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign council, said the PDP is determined to win the election and the opposition is sure of victory in next year's poll.
Bwala said the party did the same in Osun when some people worked against the party in the state but still won the election.