G5 Governors Meet In Aba
The visit of the governors was captured in pictures shared by the Chief Press Secretary to the Abia governor, Onyebuchi Ememanka, via his Facebook page on Thursday.
Ememanka captioned the pictures, “G5 Governors Group. Welcome to Abia, the home of fashion! Welcome to Aba, the headquarters of the garment business and fashion business in Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, the PDP has been enmeshed in crisis following the refusal of the national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu to resign as demanded by the G5 governors led by Governor Wike.
Wike and his allies argue that the presidential candidate of the party and the national chairman can not come from the same region.
Atiku hails from Adamawa – North East while Ayu comes from Benue – North Central.
Several efforts by stakeholders to make the Rivers governor and his allies drop their demand for the resignation of Ayu have proved abortive.
A few days ago, Wike boasted that nobody can break the ranks of the G5 governors or cause division among them.
He also added that the five PDP governors are bonded to save the country.
The G5 governors are Wike, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Samuel Ortom, Okezie Ikpeazu, and Seyi Makinde of Rivers, Enugu, Benue, Abia, and Oyo states respectively.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that
Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he has no hand in the crisis currently rocking the PDP.
A former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, had stated on Arise Television programme, The Morning Show, that Jonathan had been drafted to resolve the crisis.
Reports indicated that the aggrieved governors had thrown open the door of reconciliation, with Atiku immediately pledging his readiness to negotiate with them in the overall interest of the party.
Reacting to the development, the former President in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, denied having anything to do with the crisis rocking the party.