River State Governor Nyesom Wike has stated that those in the PDP who do not want the G5 to succeed will fail.
Governor Wike said this at the party’s campaign rally in Okrika Local Government Area (LGA), Rivers State.
The G5, also known as the ‘Integrity Group,’ is a coalition of disgruntled governors who objected to the party’s choice of leadership under chairman Iyorchia Ayu, as well as the party’s exclusion of southern members.
Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) are among them.
The group that has Wike as its most vocal supporter has stated that he has no reservations about the party’s presidential nominee and that his allegiance is with the southern province’s representation.
“I have no problem with the presidential candidate,” Wike stated
“All I am saying is what is the interest of Rivers people? What is the interest of the South-South, and the South?”
Wike told party supporters on the ground on Friday that the G5 is an essential part of the party’s success that cannot be easily replaced.
“I’m a proud man and I take my shoulder very high, It is not to abuse me, come home, and win the election, I have told you, people, even if you put a knife in my neck, I will not change until the right thing is doing”
“All the show of pride that G5 is not needed and there is a cabal in the presidency who hao their hopes raised that they will win the elections; have they nor been exposed
“Those saying they don’t want G5 have been exposed, and whatever they do, they need us,” he said.
Wike also declared that the oil-rich state was an important polity in claiming election victory.
“Whether you like it or not you must win RiverS state,” he affirmed
“If you claim you don’t need Rivers state, you will fail and they claim to succeed without us they will fail, all we need is the people’s assurance.”