Wike, Ortom, Others Honoured as PDP Governors’ Forum Welcomes New Members

Wike, Ortom, Others Honoured as PDP Governors’ Forum Welcomes New Members

  • Governor Nyesom Wike and his colleagues, the G-5 group, have been honoured by the opposition PDP
  • The PDP honoured the Rivers state governor alongside Samuel Ortom and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governors of Benue and Enugu
  • Meanwhile, Wike and his cohorts openly declined to support and vote for Atiku Abubakar, the party's flagbearer in the February 25 election and allegedly supported APC's Bola Tinubu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors’ forum has honoured Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, for putting personal “interests behind that of our party, people and nation”.

The forum gave the award while welcoming the party’s governors-elect at an event held recently in Abuja.

PDP, Gov Nyesom Wike, Governor Samuel Ortom
Wike, Ortom honoured as PDP governors’ forum welcomes new members. Photo credit: Gov Nyesom Ezenwo Wike - CON
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PDP honours G5 governors

Samuel Ortom and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governors of Benue and Enugu, were also honoured alongside others, The Cable report added.

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Speaking at the event, Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto and chairman of the forum, praised his colleagues’ “solidarity and comradeship” and a desire for the best of the party.

Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo; Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti; Ibrahim Dankwambo, former governor of Gombe; and Seriake Dickson, former governor of Bayelsa, were all honoured at the event for their contribution to the party.

All PDP governors-elect were also awarded and urged to be the “shining armours of the party going forward”.

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PDP Crisis: Wike, Makinde, others shun parley with Atiku, other party leaders

Legit.ng earlier reported that PDP's crisis might be taking a turn for the worse as Governor Nyesom Wike and other G5 governors failed to appear at the party's first leaders' meeting after the election.

Atiku Abubakar and Ifeanyi Okowa, the party's presidential and vice presidential candidates, were in attendance at the event held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.

It was learnt that the chairman of the PDP governors' forum, Aminu Tambuwal, sent invitations to the governors, but their absence showed they declined the invitation.

Source: Legit.ng

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