Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and three of his Southern counterparts have jetted out to Spain.
The other governors including Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Samuel Ortom (Benue) are all of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The four Governors posed for a photograph at the International Airport, Omagwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area early on Saturday morning before jetting out to Spain in a private jet.
A top party chieftain in the state who pleaded anonymity confirmed the trip to our correspondent on Saturday.
He said, “Yes, it is true. They left for Spain early Saturday morning, but I can’t say the reason for the trip.”
Recall that Governor Wike had addressed a live media chat on Friday morning at Government House, Port Harcourt, where he made fresh revelations about the national chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorcha Ayu.
Wike and four of his colleagues including Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who was not part of the latest trip are now known as the G5 calling for the resignation of Senator Ayu.
Wike at the briefing said that they were not leaving the part, but that it would not augur well if they dump the main opposition party.
Wike also at the media chat said he will not back down on his call for Ayu to step down in order to pave the way for a Southerner to succeed him as the party’s chairman.
While noting that there would be no peace in the party if Ayu doesn’t resign, he said, “a situation where the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the national chairman (Ayu) come from the same zone does not make for equity, fairness and justice.”
Originally posted on October 15, 2022 @ 10:29 am