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G5 united, will announce preferred presidential candidate — Ortom, Wike

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom on Thursday said their alliance within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) known as the G5 or the Integrity Group remains solid.

According to the governors, the G5 will soon announce its preferred choice of presidential candidate for the February 25 election in Nigeria.

Wike and Ortom spoke at the Mapo Hall in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, during the flag-off of campaigns for the reelection of Governor Seyi Makinde.

Makinde, Ortom, Wike, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu are members of the integrity group also know as the G-5.

Wearing traditional attire synonymous with Yorubaland, Wike, Ortom, Ugwuanyi and Ikpeazu addressed the crowd of PDP supporters, urging them to vote Makinde, whom they described as the “Youth Leader of the G5”, for second term in office.

“You all know that Seyi Makinde has done well since he came in 2019 and therefore the only way we can appreciate more and benefit more is for him to go back and complete the good work he has started,” Wike told the cheering crowd.

Wike urged the crowd to vote the PDP in the governorship election in the state, the various state House of Assembly, House of Representatives and Senate seats.

“The other one, Seyi will come to you,” he said of the G5 choice of a presidential candidate.

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