A meeting and campaign rally fixed for Ibadan, Oyo State by the five aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also known as G-5 has put the party leadership and supporters on edge.
This was noticed yesterday by LEADERSHIP in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital where the governors will flag off the re-election campaign of one of their members, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.
Other members of the G-5 being led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State are Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Samuel Ortom (Benue) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu). They have a running battle with their party over the refusal of its national chairman, Dr. Iyorcha Ayu, to step down after former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged as the party’s standard bearer.
To them, Ayu’s continued stay in office is against the power rotation principle of the party and the national chairman’s promise to resign if a northerner emerged as PDP’s flag-bearer.
It was gathered the governors said the Ibadan rally might also be used to reinforce their position on their grouse over the party’s presidential ticket.