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Atiku’s males undertake new methods to overcome G-5 Governors

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Popularly often known as the G-5, governors together with Nyesom Wike, Okezie Ikpeazu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Seyi Makinde and Samuel Ortom of Rivers, Abia, Enugu, Oyo and Benue states respectively, have continued to dissociate themselves from the Atiku marketing campaign.

Recall the governors, who’re aggrieved over the continued keep of Iyorchia Ayu in workplace because the PDP Nationwide Chairman, had earlier pulled out of the PDP Presidential Marketing campaign Council in September 2022.

Though the governors haven’t publicly endorsed anybody, it’s believed that they’ve resolved to work for 2 rival candidates all in a bid to stop Atiku’s emergence because the president.

In the meantime, as all of the efforts made by the Atiku camp to steer the G-5 appeared to have failed, supporters of the previous Vice President have now provide you with methods to overcome their inside enemies.

As reported by The Punch, loyalists to the PDP presidential candidate in Benue State have been laborious at work reaching out to celebration devoted of their strongholds to drum up help for him.

As an illustration, a former governor of the state, Gabriel Suswam, has been convening a sequence of stakeholders’ conferences within the Benue North-East Senatorial District, making an attempt to persuade eligible voters to help Atiku regardless of Governor Ortom’s opposition.

An affiliate of the governor anonymously advised The Punch that Suswam and playwright, Professor Iyorwuese Hagher, had been doing large mobilisation for the previous Vice President since Ortom insisted that Ayu should go earlier than he can help Atiku.

“Suswam addressed stakeholders from Zone A not too long ago and Iyorwuese has been speaking together with his kinsmen. They’re doing it in such a method as to not offend Ortom. They’re associates with the governor however they’re additionally cautious to not overdo issues. Because of this, there’s a lack of statewide coordination,” the supply stated.

He additional acknowledged that though Ortom had not overtly endorsed a selected candidate, the governor had instructed his foot troopers to embrace Labour Celebration’s Peter Obi.

“Governor Ortom has already inaugurated an Obi staff utilizing his most trusted aides and allies. Former governorship aspirant, Prof Dennis Tyavyar, is chairman of the group. He was Commissioner for Schooling below Ortom earlier than he stepped all the way down to contest the governorship election,” the paper quoted the supply.

It was additionally gathered {that a} former Nationwide Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, is spearheading the Atiku marketing campaign in Rivers State.

Secondus is being assisted by a former governor of the state, Celestine Omehia, ex-Deputy Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Austin Opara, and an erstwhile federal lawmaker, Lee Maeba, to counter Wike’s anti-Atiku crusades.

Whereas Governors Ikpeazu and Ugwuanyi are covertly utilizing their foot troopers to mobilise for Obi to keep away from being caught for anti-party actions.