2027 Polls: G-5 To Back Tinubu for Second Tenure

The Group of 5 within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have stated their stand in support of  President Bola Tinubu in the 2027 race.

The former Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, revealed this on Sunday at a luncheon hosted by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt.

Ortom who spoke at the Rivers state capital noted that the G5 does not regret supporting Tinubu’s victory in the last poll, and added that the group will again back the ex-Lagos governor for a second term in office as Nigeria’s President.

According to him, “If we work to ensure Bola Ahmed succeeds, there will be tomorrow for anybody to even contest the election at all.

“Our leader, Nyesom Wike, has already made a declaration that in 2027, we are supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“We have nowhere to go because that is what Nigerians believe. Even the past administration that took Nigeria from top to bottom, we allowed them to work for eight years. So, why can’t a seasoned administrator in the person President Bola Ahmed Tinubu rule us for eight years?” he asked, assuring Nigerians that Tinubu will fix security, economy, and other critical areas of challenge to the citizens.

The G5, also known as the Integrity Group, is a group of five then-governors of the  People’s Democratic Party (PDP). These governors felt that the presidency should alternate between the north and the south, hence they declined to back PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar. 

The G5 includes Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), and Nyesom Wike (Rivers).

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