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Makinde’s G5 membership excites CJN


The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, has stated that he is happy that the Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde, is part of the G5 governors otherwise known as “integrity group”.

The five aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party governors are Nyesom Wike, who is the leader, and Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom who is the Chairman. Others are Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, Seyi Makinde and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.

The aggrieved governors are demanding equity, fairness, and justice within the PDP, specifically demanding that the party’s national chairman, Senator Iyorcha Ayu, resign so that someone from the South can succeed him, since the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is from the North.

According to The PUNCH, Ariwoola during a banquet held in his honour by the Rivers State Governor Wike, in Port Harcourt, Thursday night, expressed his delight that Makinde, whom he described as his kinsmen is part of the G5 governors.

Ariwoola said, “That is why we should not be scared to have these men of the integrity group.

“And I am happy that my own governor is among them because he would try to imitate his friend and in-law because we came here to marry for my governor.

“So, Governor Wike will always threaten that he will call back his sister if my governor fails to play ball. That is why you see him following his Excellency (Wike) because my governor is afraid of his wife being recalled.

He praised Governor Wike for leaving a legacy in Rivers State that is admirable and noted that Wike had repeatedly stated he would continue to inaugurate projects until the day he left office.

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