The immediate former Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has expressed the plans by the G5 Governors within the Peoples Democratic Party, to support the Presidential and second-term ambition of President Bola Tinubu in 2027.
Ortom who made this revelation on Sunday, January 7, during a luncheon hosted by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, in Rivers, claimed that the G5 had no regret for supporting Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 Presidential election.
Assuring Nigerians that Tinubu will fix security, economy and other critical areas of challenge in the country, said the group will again back the President for a second term in office as Nigeria’s president in 2027.
“If we work to ensure Bola Ahmed succeeds, there will be tomorrow for anybody to even contest the election at all.
“Our leader, Nyesom Wike, has already made a declaration that in 2027, we are supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“We have nowhere to go because that is what Nigerians believe. Even in the past administration that took Nigeria from top to bottom, we allowed them to work for eight years.
“So, why can’t a seasoned administrator in the person of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu rule us for eight years,” Ortom stated.
The members of the group include Ortom, Nyesom Wike, Emmanuel Ugwuanyi, Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo).
Meanwhile, all the members of the group concluded their second term of eight years as governor in May 2024, except Makinde who is now in his second term.