Former Rivers state governor has led a group of aggrieved politicians within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) known as the G5 or the Integrity Group to meet President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at Aso Rock in Abuja.
In attendance at the meeting aside, Wike are one serving governor and three former governors within the party. They are Governor Seyi Makinde (Oyo) as well as former Govenors Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu).
The current governor of Enugu State, Peter Mbah was also present
The group caused a major division within the Peoples Democratic Party after demanding the then National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu step down for a southern replacement as a precondition to support the presidential ambition of the party’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar in the February 25 poll.
Both Atiku and Ayu called the then governors’ bluff and did not succumb to their demands in the just-concluded elections.
Makinde and Wike reportedly played supportive roles to Tinubu ensure his victory at the February 25, presidential election.
Addressing reporters, Makinde said the G5 visited the President to apprise him of the latest happenings and the group’s stance for fairness, equity and justice in the country.
He acknowledged that nation-building, which he described as a difficult task, required constant evaluation. The G5, according to him, will keep meeting with the President on the way forward for the country.
Watch their arrival to the presidential villa below: