- Governor Samuel Ortom, who is an ally of Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, has hinted at a possible reconciliation with PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar
- Ortom said the APC has no chance of winning any elective position in the state in the forthcoming polls, therefore he urged the PDP leadership to look into the demands of G5 governors
- The governor made the comment while receiving defectors from the APC at the constituency of the APC leaders in the state, George Akume
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Gboko, Benue - There seem to be some cracks in the sturdy 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.
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The G5 Governors, which include Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Samuel Ortom of Benue, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Nyesom Wike of Rivers and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, want Ayu to resign in order to pave way for southern leadership of the party in the name fairness and equity.
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But it seems some of the governors are weakening their stance as the campaigns for the 2023 elections intensifies,.
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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