G-5 governors had on Wednesday taken final decision on their preferred presidential candidate in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Following their decision to abandon the presidential candidate of their party, Atiku Abubakar, there had been speculations that the governors would work for the opposition in 2023.
Developing reports reveal that the aggrieved governors have abandoned the move to support a single presidential candidate in February.
It was learnt that the governors after their meeting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday night decided to support any candidate apart from Atiku.
A source that spoke with our correspondent revealed that Governor Wike and the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde might go for Tinubu.
The source further stated that the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom favours Obi with his support, while Okezie and Ikpeazu have resolved to keep their preferred candidates to themselves for the main time.
It was learnt that the governors took the decision on Wednesday in order not to jeopardise their personal ambitions.
The source said Ikpeazu and Okezie will silently support their preferred candidate, while Wike and Makinde will openly canvas support for their choice.
The source revealed, “They won’t allow the thing to show outwardly. I think that’s the way they will resolve it because local differences are at play.
“They will allow themselves to manage individual peculiarities of their areas. Even if Enugu wants to support Tinubu, he can’t openly say it. He has to do it tactically or else, it will affect him. The same thing with Abia. Benue can say whatever he wants to say. Oyo and Rivers will go all out.
“So, they will keep on managing the peculiar circumstances because they don’t want to be divided. They won’t want the division to spill over.”