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PDP G5 holds meeting with Tinubu at State House, Abuja



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President Bola Tinubu held a meeting with the five governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – former Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, former Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, former Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, former Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State – who were opposed to the candidature of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, on Thursday at the State House, Abuja. The PDP G5 in the struggle to frustrate Atiku and the PDP in the elections, demanded the resignation of former PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, from office and his replacement with a southern national chairman. Their grouse was the party’s disregard of zoning the presidential ticket to the south.

The governors subsequently refused to support Atiku and the PDP in the presidential election won by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
All the PDP G5 members were in attendance, including Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State.
Former Governor WIke had visited President Tinubu two times in the past few weeks; the Thursday meeting which include the PDP G5 is the third visit of the Wike to the State House, Abuja, in the past two weeks.
Wike’s frequent visit to President Tinubu at the State House had raised insinuations of plans to defect to the APC. The former Rivers State Governor, however, refuted the insinuation at all time.

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