The G-5 governors have reportedly chosen their respective presidential candidates after failing to collectively reach an agreement on who to support, Vanguard reports.
The group led by Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike are keen on not unifying their support for the Peoples Democratic Party flagbearer Atiku Abubakar who is a member of their party.
The reason stated by the G-5 governors was that Senator Iyiorcha Ayu should resign citing that the national chairman and presidential candidate can not come from the same region.
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The governors have settled for candidates they believe would advance their chances. Wike and Seyi Makinde who is seeking a return to office have reportedly pitched their tents with the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
On the other hand, Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom who is going for a senatorial seat has never hidden his admiration for Labour Party (LP) flagbearer Peter Obi.
A top ranking member of the PDP who pleaded anonymity said Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Abia and Enugu states, who are also running for a seat in the senate are fully behind Atiku.
The source said: “I can tell you, both Ugwuanyi and Ikpeazu have agreed in principle to give Atiku the requisite support to win in their respective states”