We’re in London to see Ekweremadu — G-5 Governors Deny Having Meeting With Tinubu
Contrary to rumors regarding the purpose of the trip taken by Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, and his four disgruntled colleagues, the group is primarily in London to meet with Ike Ekwerenmadu, a former deputy president of the Senate.
Late on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the situation informed Ejesgist.ng that the G-5 Governors were fully aware of the concern in the political community regarding what they were doing.
The typically trustworthy source added, “The G-5 are not inexperienced political administrations or politicians.
“They read what is currently trending on twitter speculating on the reason for their latest trip to London and just had a laugh.
“The trip is mainly to reach out to the Ekwerenmadu’s in their hour of need.
“The Enugu State Governor for one is personally concerned about the wellbeing of the former DSP so are his colleagues.
“On the issue of the stand of the governors on their preferred candidate for the 2023 Presidential election, the word is just like our leader, Governor Wike has said ‘wait.’
“Nigerians should give a little time consultations are ongoing the governors are on the same page, they will soon speak with one voice.”
Speculations have been rife that the G-5 governors were in London to take a final decision on who to support for the 2023 presidential race after announcing there will be no deal with the PDP unless the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu resigns.
Wike and his counterparts: Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), have stuck to their guns despite entreaties by party elders and leaders including the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar urging them to sheath their swords.