Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who are presently aggrieved who refer themselves as Governors (G-5 Governors) have declared that Nigeria is in turmoil and needs credible leadership to lead the country out of the plethora of challenges.
Mr. Samuel Ortom who is the Chairman of G-5 Governors and Benue State governor, made this declaration at the Rivers PDP governorship campaign flag-off in Port Harcourt yesterday.
Speaking at the rally, Ortom reiterated that he was the first governor from the North to support the call for a Southern president irrespective of political affiliation, for equity and justice to reign.
‘And that is the right thing to do. We are Nigerians and we must ensure that all of us work together. That is what I believe in.’
He pointed out that Wike was the right person to unite and bring equity, fairness, and justice to Nigerians.
‘And after the presidential election, we talked about the issue of running mate. It was not done because of enemies of progress.’
He noted that the PDP has refused to work with the reconciliation mechanism to bring the party members together.
He urged Rivers PDP to work with governor Wike, adding that very soon, the G-5 governors would decide on the next step to take.
‘Nigeria today is in turmoil. It is only when we choose the best that will help us to take out all the challenges that we have today, whether security, economy, social and in every other sphere of life that will help us to redeem our image.’
He expressed optimism that in 2023, Nigeria would be redeemed – security, prosperity, social life-wise, adding that Nigerians would be happy again.
‘I want to assure you that we would remain committed to rescue Nigeria through integrity, equity, fairness and justice. Anything outside that, five of us are not there.’
Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, in his message, urged the PDP to come to terms with the G-5 Governors for reconciliation before it would be too late for the party.
Speaking, Governor Wike declared that PDP would not lose election in all the G-5 governors’ states, reiterating that the members of the Integrity Governors would maintain the stance.