Wike: It Is Impossible For The G-5 Governors To Go In One Direction – Peterside
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Dakuku Peterside has said that the G-5 Governors do not have an overall influence in the upcoming election.
Naija News reports that the G-5 Governors led by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike are calling for the resignation of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Iyorchia Ayu under the pretext that the two strongest position in the party cannot be held by individuals from the same region.
The aggrieved governors include Wike, Seyi Makinde (Oyo State), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu State), Samuel Ortom (Benue State) and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State
Sharing his opinion on the aggrieved governors during an interview with Punch, Peterside opined that it would be impossible for all of them to go in one direction because of the political environment in their respective state.
He said, “(G5 Governors?) Self-serving or driven by patriotism—your guess is as good as mine. They are serving governors, so they must have some followers. Is their following sufficient to influence the overall outcome of elections in their respective states or the nation? I don’t think so. My own state’s governor has access to state resources, and he is abusing the control of our commonwealth for political purposes. But he seems not to be conscious enough of the fact that the times have changed. Money has its place in politics, but it is limited.
“The other point to make is that local political circumstances will make it impossible for all of them to go in one direction. My very good friend, the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, will have to examine the local situation in his state before making any political decision.
“Obviously, his best bet is to remain with his party, the PDP. This applies to all others. Their leader, Nyesom Wike, is simply garrulous, boastful, and lacking in tact. He is a comedian. He may not be the proper person to use in assessing the political relevance, input, or value of G5 governors.”