Bala Mohammed Meets Ortom, Wike Other Aggrieved Governors
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, who is the leader of the 5G Governor called Integrity Group, met Mohammed behind closed doors at the Government House, Bauchi.
Governor Ortom was accompanied by his colleagues Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
Wike, who spoke on behalf of the leader of the team, apologized on behalf of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, who could not make the trip due to other engagements outside the country.
He said the visit was in solidarity to fraternize with Mohammed over the recent happenings between him and Atiku Who reportedly threatened to deal with the Bauchi governor.
“We are here to find out how things are with him, and if there are areas we could offer useful advice to him. Whatever affects him, affects us generally and that is why we came and nothing more than that,” Wike said.
Responding, Mohammed said he was highly impressed and happy to receive his counterparts on a solidarity visit, stressing that, “it is a homecoming.”
He said, “They call themselves the Integrity Group and I’m supposed to be with them but they excommunicated me for some reasons best known to them.
“I’m highly connected with each and every one of them. There is hardly a day that I don’t call or speak to one of them because in politics, you go with the people you share things in common.
“One thing, I appreciate about them is that they look at your challenges. Their own particular ideas, principles may be slightly different from mine but certainly, I bear and feel their pains as much as they do feel my own pains.
“We share so much in common with you and you know I have challenges in Bauchi State. The challenges of anti-party, challenges of undercutting some of the treachery and mischief.”
Governor Mohammed said the visit availed him the opportunity to confide some of his worries, fears and apprehensions.
KanyiDaily recalls that the G5 governors have been demanding the resignation of the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, to balance the party’s leadership structure.