In the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Labor Party (LP) camps, five embittered governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), also known as the G5, will storm and flag Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, tomorrow. , there is anxiety. From the re-election campaign of one of their members, Sei Makinde.
Another member of the G5 led by Rivers State’s Nyesom Wike is Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia). Samuel Ortom (Benue) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu). They have been in a bitter fight with their party over the refusal of his national chairman, Iyorcha Ayu, to step down after former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged as the party’s presidential candidate.
To them, Ayu’s continued tenure runs counter to the party’s principle of power change and the chairman’s promise to resign if a northerner emerges as a standard-bearer for the PDP.
Sources close to the governor say the Ibadan rally could also be used to strengthen their position regarding the grouse in the party’s presidential election.
“They will give directions where to go, but may not mention the presidential candidate’s name to avoid being accused of anti-party attacks and to protect their different political interests.” An informant said.
Despite Ortom’s preference for LP presidential candidate Peter Obi, his colleagues have yet to agree on a specific candidate, it turns out.
The Guardian reported that the G5’s decision to back another candidate was due to the new political turmoil between Mr. Wyke and his predecessor, Rivers state APC chief Rotimi Chibuike Amaech, former transport minister. I knew it was due to conflict.
Only on Monday did Wyke criticize Amaechi for closing courts while he ruled the state, and wondered why he wasn’t punished for trampling on justice.
It was also collected that the camp of Oyo APC gubernatorial candidate Senator Teslim Folarin is back on track to lessen the impact of such support on the party’s fate in the state.
In a clear reaction to Governor Makinde’s position on Atiku’s candidacy, the PDP Presidential Election Council today (Wednesday) organized a ‘freedom walk’ in Ibadan to call for support for Wazirin Adamawa.
In a statement, Hazeem Gbolarumi, former deputy governor of the state and member of the PDP PCC, said the march would start at the gates from Total Gardens to Ojo, Beree and Mapo.
The statement read: Many other provinces have been covered since the campaign started in Uyo, Akwaibom province. Oyo state presidential elections are scheduled to be held later this month.
“However, as loyal party members committed to the Atiku-Okowa 2023 Presidential Project, the party leaders of Oyo State will announce the Freedom Walk scheduled for tomorrow (today) January 4, 2023 from Total Garden en. We decided to start: from Gate via Ojo, Beree and Mapo.
“It should be noted that planning and execution is the team effort of Atiku-Okowa presidential campaign committee Oyo State and numerous support groups.
“The themes of the walk have been carefully chosen to reflect the current economic, security and political turmoil that has plunged the country into a tailspin for the APC-led federal government. We should stand up to force the APC out of government as it is a necessary collective effort for all.This will take place legally on February 25, 2023, but tomorrow’s outing will make our goal It is a harbinger of achievement.
“The event was conducted peacefully and security agencies were duly notified to maintain law and order. Attendees were not limited to PDP members, but all Nigerians who believed in the development of the country. He needs to come out to reject APC control and it will reveal more reasons for Nigerians to vote for Atiku-Okowa.”