G5 Governors Form ‘Integrity Group

Five Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, who have described themselves as the G5, have met in Lagos as the division within the PDP lingers ahead of the 2023 elections.

The Governors said their group will now be known as the ‘Integrity Group’ and reiterated that they are open to reconciliation talks.

They include Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.

They met at the residence of the party’s former Deputy National Chairman, Chief Bode George and announced the formation of the Integrity Group.

At the end of the meeting, ex-governor Jonah Jang briefed journalists, that the group is still open to consultations in resolving the crisis rocking the main opposition party.

Also speaking, Governor Makinde said that the G5 governors were the face of their struggle and were being backed by the leaders and elders of the party present at the meeting.

This is coming two months after the group met n Port Harcourt where it vowed not be part of the presidential campaign of the party’s flagbearer in the 2023 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

They are calling for the removal of the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, citing regional balance in the party’s structure.