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2023: G5 will act on election day, says Wike

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The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike said the G5 (Integrity Group) within the Peoples Democratic Party is not running out of steam but will act out its plan on the presidential election day.


Wike said this on Tuesday during the party’s governorship campaign in the Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state.


Addressing the mammoth crowd at the venue, he said, “They said G5 is dead. What is their problem? Why are they concerned?


“They don’t know there is a time to talk and there is a time to take action in politics. The action is on February 25. They can’t know our plans even if they push us. The more you look, the less you see.


“None of the vultures can withstand me and talk. Nobody can sell Rivers State for a pot of porridge.”


The G5 is made up of five aggrieved governors of the PDP in southern Nigeria including Wike, Samuel Ortom of Benue state; Seyi Makinde of Oyo state; Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state.


Their demand is that Iyorchia Ayu should step down as PDP national chairman, as a precondition for them to support the presidential ambition of the party’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar.


Speaking on the cancellation of the presidential rally of Atiku in Rivers, Wike said the PDP at the centre has never loved the state in the first place.


He stated, “When they said they cancelled the rally, it is a lie; they don’t want to tell us that they can’t mobilise. In any case, PDP hasn’t told us that they love Rivers State.


“We had a problem here; heavy flood that occupied our houses. Did anybody whether the PDP (presidential) candidate or any leadership of the party, did they come to sympathise with us? But they went to Bayelsa, went to Delta. They showed us they don’t love us. No problem but our destiny is in our hands. Nobody can force us to anything.


“Peter Obi came, I gave him vehicles, he campaigned and left, nothing happened to him. Kwankwaso came here, I gave him vehicles, he campaigned and nothing happened to him. APC has applied and I have given them stadium; if them want vehicles from me, I will give them. But your party (PDP) said there is insecurity in Rivers.”

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