- Governor Nyesom Wike and his colleagues, the G-5 group have been honoured by the opposition PDP
- The PDP honored the Rivers state governor alongside Samuel Ortom and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governors of Benue and Enugu
- Meanwhile, Wike and his cohorts openly declined to support and vote for Atiku Abubakar the party’s flagbearer in the February 25 election and allegedly supported APC’s Bola Tinubu
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors’ forum has honoured Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, for putting personal “interests behind that of our party, people and nation”.
The forum gave the award while welcoming the party’s governors-elect at an event held recently in Abuja.
PDP honour G5 governors
Samuel Ortom and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governors of Benue and Enugu, were also honoured alongside others, The Cable report added.
Speaking at the event, Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto and chairman of the forum, praised his colleagues’ “solidarity and comradeship” and “a desire for the best of our party”.
Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo; Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti; Ibrahim Dankwambo, former governor of Gombe; and Seriake Dickson, former governor of Bayelsa, were all honoured at the event for their contribution to the party.
All PDP governors-elect were also awarded and urged to be the “shining armours of the party going forward”.
“Atiku single-handedly did what no one managed to do since 1999”: Fani-Kayode chides VP
Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has mocked Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate, in the 2023 presidential election.
Fani-Kayode, a former aviation minister, said Nigerians owed the former vice president gratitude for single-handedly burying the PDP in Nigeria.
The chieftain of the APC made the comment in a Twitter post on Friday, May 12.
PDP Crisis: Wike, Makinde, others shun parley with Atiku, other party leaders
Hotnewsdrop.com earlier reported that PDP’s crisis might be taking a turn for the worse as Governor Nyesom Wike and other G5 governors failed to appear at the party’s first leaders’ meeting after the election.
Atiku Abubakar and Ifeanyi Okowa, the party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates, were in attendance at the event held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.
It was learnt that the chairman of the PDP governors’ forum, Aminu Tambuwal, sent invitations to the governors, but their absence showed they declined the invitation.
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