The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDPG5) disgruntled governors, who were elected on its platform, are now mired in a conflict over the party’s choice of a presidential candidate.
This was the information MandyNews had learned early on December 30 on a Friday morning.
In case you don’t know, the G5 are Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State; Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo State; Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia State; Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue State; and Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of Enugu State.
The governors have made it clear on numerous occasions that they will not formally support Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate, until Iyorchia Ayu resigns as the party’s national chairman.
The governors recently took a plane to the UK for what they called a “strategic discussion” to decide whom to support in the next presidential election.
Mandy News has learned that Wike, the G5’s public face, became irritated after the lengthy strategy discussions with the opposing party in London and left for Spain, to watch Real Madrid’s as play Valladolid.
According to information revealed by a trustworthy source who is with the governors, Ikpeazu and Ortom were advised to remain neutral because backing a candidate other than one of their own would mark their downfall in the People’s Democratic Party.
That’s due to the fact that Ikpeazu and Ortom are the PDP’s nominees for the senatorial seats in their respective districts of Benue North West and Abia South. Their tickets for the 2023 election will be destroyed by a suspension or expulsion for anti-party behavior.
In yet another report from the Nigerian media According to a dependable source, Makinde and Wike agreed that they should back Bola Ahmed Tinubu for president of the All Progressives Congress (APC), but Ikpeazu and Ortom had different opinions.
According to what Mandy News has learned so far, Wike and Makinde would endorse Bola Ahmed Tinubu, while Ikpeazu and Ortom will remain neutral but graciously encourage their supporters to back Peter Obi.
Wike, however, is different from other governors who still want reelection because he has nothing to lose.
The game they are about to play is very risky, and if they lose, they will become politically irrelevant.