Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike has boldly stated that the G-5 governors never agreed to support the Labour Party (LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the general election.
The leader of the G-5 governors made it clear on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, that they only reached an agreement to ensure that the election produces a Southern president, The Nation reports.
Wike said: “There was never a time the integrity Group met and say it must be this person. We only agreed on southern president. We formulated strategies and the southern President emerged. Our interest is that a southern President should emerge.
“When we went to our meeting, we decided on southern President. We didn’t say it must be this. We said whatever you are doing it must be southern President. The aim of G5 was equity, fairness and justice.”
He added that the G-5 governors made sacrifices that affected their ambition in the past election but equity, justice and fairness prevailed.
His words: “Ortom said even if he loses his senatorial election, let equity, justice and fairness prevail. He may not gain it now. But history will be kind to him. Same applies to Ugwuanyi and Ikpeazu. Even Makinde said even if he lost his governorship ambition, he was interested in the unity of Nigeria”.