Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has declared that he is now a member of the G-5 governors.
The G-5 governors is a group of five Peoples Democratic Party governors who came into existence amid the crisis in the PDP over calls for Iyorchia Ayu to step down as national chairman of the party.
The G5 which is also known as the “Integrity group”, includes Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Samuel Ortom of Benue, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu.
Apart from the governors, the group includes PDP stakeholders who have insisted that Ayu resign because the chairman and presidential candidate cannot be from the same region.
In a recent development, Umahi, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday announced that he is now a part of the group.
It would be recalled that Umahi left the PDP for the APC, on November 19 2020.
According to The Cable, he stated this during the inauguration of a road project in Rivers.
“Our country must see wisdom in what you’re doing. Your fight is not personal; you’re fighting to keep this country together. And God is with you. I want to assure you that I have your back, I have your front; we are with you and we are united in this,” the Ebonyi governor said.
“But today, you know those governors you wanted to remove or were in the process of removing before you softpedalled, we have formed G4 — that’s governor Wike, myself, Cross River, and Zamfara. There is another G4.
“And G5 is hereby expanded to G6. I’m now a member of G6. And your excellency, let me tell you something, I’m not going to struggle chairman with you. But for deputy, nobody will take it from me.
“So, this ‘Integrity Group’, when you call the meeting, you have to call me. Many other governors want to be part of this, because they have seen that there is salvation for our country in what you are doing. And so, I want to commend you highly.” he said.