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‘G5 Support For Atiku Wouldn’t Have Counted, They Failed Themselves’ – Shehu Sani




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Shehu Sani

A lawmaker in the 8th National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, on Tuesday (today) criticized the five aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), popularly known as the G5, for their actions before and during the just concluded 2023 presidential election.

Naija News reports that the G5, also known as the Integrity Group, includes Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Samuel Ortom (Benue), and Seyi Makinde (Oyo).

The Wike-led group vowed to work against PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and eventually did so. They had insisted that the PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, must resign his position and allow for a candidate of southern extraction as a precondition to support the former Vice President.

Their demands were, however, not attended to by the PDP main fold. Naija News understands that the G5 went for different candidates in the presidential election, and eventually, the ones who contested the National Assembly election lost woefully.

Reacting days after the February 25th election, Senator Sani said Wike and his team’s support for Atiku would not have counted for his victory as they could not help themselves in the general elections.

“Even if the G5 backed HE Atiku, it wouldn’t have made any difference. They couldn’t even help themselves talk less of helping their Presidential candidate. They failed to realise that the masses have gone beyond taking commanding instruction from Governors; Governors now beg,” Sani wrote on Twitter.

APC Chieftain Speaks On Amaechi’s Position Over Purported Vote For Atiku

Meanwhile, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has debunked claims that former minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, is no longer a member of the party after allegedly voting for PDP presidential candidate in the just concluded election.

Naija News earlier reported that a former Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Government and member of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers State, Tony Okocha, alleged that Amaechi snubbed his party’s candidate, Bola Tinubu.

However, Eze, in a statement on Monday, described Tony’s claims as a mere fallacy and malicious.

According to him, Tony had left APC for a long time over failed ploy to trigger a crisis in the party when his name was missing from the party’s register in Rivers State.

Eze called on those within the circle of Tinubu to limit their dealings with Okocha to the personal relationship they enjoy and not to extend it to the affairs and concerns of the APC in Rivers State.

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He said the former governor of Rivers State, could not have voted for any candidate outside those running on the APC platform.