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The G-5 will act. The 25th of February – Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Integrity Group, popularly known as the G-5, will carry out its strategy in the February 25, 2023 presidential election.


Wike who spoke on Tuesday during the party’s governorship campaign in the Ahoada East Local Government Area of the State disputed as he addressed PDP supporters saying: they stated G5 is dead. What is their issue? “Why are they worried?”

The G-5 is made up of five disgruntled PDP governors in southern Nigeria, including Wike: Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu).

The five governors have been consistent in their positions.

demand that Iyorchia Ayu resign as PDP national chairman as a condition for supporting the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Recently, the five governors who are known to embark on international tours and solidarity campaigns in their respective states have not been seen in public together. The development has prompted speculation that their union is merely a ruse orchestrated by Wike.

However, Wike claims that the G-5 will act on the D-day next week.

“They don’t realize there is a time to talk and a time to act in politics. The action takes place on February 25. Even if they prod us, they won’t be able to learn about our plans. “The more you look, the less you notice,” he explained.

“None of the vultures can withstand me and talk. Nobody can sell Rivers State for a pot of porridge.” Speaking on the cancellation of the presidential rally of Atiku in Rivers, the governor said the PDP at the centre has never loved the State in the first place. Wike said, “When they said they cancelled the rally, it is a lie; they don’t want to tell us that they can’t mobilise. In any case, PDP hasn’t told us that they love Rivers State. “We had a problem here; heavy flood that occupied our houses.

Did anybody whether the PDP (presidential) candidate or any leadership of the party, did they come to sympathise with us? But they went to Bayelsa, went to Delta. They showed us they don’t love us. No problem but our destiny is in our hands. Nobody can force us to anything.” According to him, the excuse of insecurity tendered by Atiku’s team for the cancellation of the rally is not tenable.

Wike argued that the presidential candidates of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso both campaigned in Rivers and they were not attacked. “Peter Obi came, I gave him vehicles, he campaigned and left, nothing happened to him. Kwankwaso came here, I gave him vehicles, he campaigned and nothing happened to him.

APC has applied and I have given them stadium; if they want vehicles from me, I will give them. But your party (PDP) said there is insecurity in Rivers,” he said.