G-5 Governors: Ortom Denies Endorsing Atiku


By Adadainfo

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State says the G-Governors have not declared their support for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

The clarification followed insinuations that the group had settled for Mr Abubakar.

G-5 Governors, compromising governors Samuel Ortom, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, and Nyesome Wike of Rivers State are members of the PDP. They want the chairmship of the party to be zoned to the southern part of Nigeria because the North has the presidential candidate.

Ortom’s clarification was contained in a statement by his adviser on media and publicity, Terver Akase. Ortom described the report as ‘false and mischievous’.

According to him, “We read a fictitious online report which claimed that the Benue State governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, and his colleagues in the G5 have resolved to work for the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to win the 2023 election.

“The report is not only false but also mischievous as it is targeted at embarrassing the five governors who have chosen the path of justice, fairness, and equity. Manufacturers of the said report were apparently on a desperate mission to score a cheap political point.

“The report could not mention the place and date of the said meeting of G5 Governors. The writers only sought to take advantage of the crisis within the PDP for their selfish purposes. Governor Ortom and other members of the G5 have not endorsed the said presidential candidate.”


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