ABUJA – Contrary to speculations in the social media, the G5 governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting in London, United Kingdom, have not reached any agreement to support the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu in the 2023 election.
The social media was awash with reports yesterday that the former Lagos State governor met with the Nyesom Wike-led group in London, where the agreement was struck to back the candidate of the ruling party in the election.
Special Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, also posted on his Twitter account a statement that suggested that the G5 made a good offer to Tinubu. “The offer put forward by the five governors was fan- tastically positive. That will definitely help us to seal our imminent victory in 2023. Let’s do it together,” he posted.
However, any suggestion of an agreement has now been denied by the group, which maintained that there is no such thing, disclosing that they will not be afraid to tell Nigerians whatever they may be involved in.
Speaking on phone from London to this paper, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State dismissed the claim of an agreementt o support Tinubu.
He said with their standing and experience, if they come to any decision, they will be the ones to inform Nigerians. Responding to enquiry about agreement to support Tinubu, Ortom declared: “It’s not true. There is nothing like that. As experienced as we are, if we are doing anything, we will let the public know.”
The governors are expected to fly into Port Harcourt, Rivers State, today where they are expected to have an engagement with the media.(Nigerian Tribune)