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We’ll fire back if Atiku boys attack G-5 govs again, Wike warns

By Ann Godwin, Port Harcourt
06 December 2022   |   4:20 am
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned that further attack on G-5 Governors will attract the wrath of the Integrity Group as they will not hesitate to strike back. He urged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to caution members of the presidential campaign council of the party and…

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned that further attack on G-5 Governors will attract the wrath of the Integrity Group as they will not hesitate to strike back.

He urged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to caution members of the presidential campaign council of the party and stop them from attacking the group.

Wike handed down the warning, yesterday, at the flag-off of the Indorama-Agbonchia-Ogale-Ebubu-East/West Link Road in Eleme Council of the State, which was performed by former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.

Recall that G-5 governors, including Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, had been receiving attacks following their stance for “equity, justice and fairness” in the party as they insisted on the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to pave the way for a southerner to entrench balance in the party.

Wike, at the event, stated that G5 governors are lovers of peace that believe that all party members should embrace peace and work together to secure electoral victory for the party in the 2023 election.

He said: “Now, what I want to tell the presidential candidate of PDP is we need peace. We want all of us to be together for the party to win election. But let me say clearly, if your boys continue to attack the G-5 (governors), continue to attack the leaders of our party, we will strike back. If anybody again dares, in the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, to insult the PDP Governors G-5, insult our leaders of Integrity Group, we’ll fight back. Enough is enough.”

The governor also said it is ludicrous for persons who defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, and abandoned the PDP at its trying moment, to dictate to him and his associates of what to do in the party.

He added: “We want peace. All we want is equity, fairness and justice. Nobody should take us for granted. I cannot understand, people, who just left APC two weeks ago, are talking about PDP that we stayed and suffered to build. Even if anybody will talk about us not these miscreants.”

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