Akume Plots PDP’s G-5 Defection, Meets Ortom

The five aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party leaders under the aegis of the G-5 may dump the party ahead of the 2027 general election.

This has been tied to ongoing moves by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, to woo one of them into the governing All Progressives Congress.

The G-5 is made up of Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde and former governors Nyesom Wike, Okezie Ikpeazu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Samuel Ortom of Rivers, Abia, Enugu and Benue states respectively.

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The PDP chieftains opposed the continued stay of Senator Iyorchia Ayu as the PDP national chairman following the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as thethe PDP presidential candidate for the 2023 election.

They also moved against Atiku, who lost the contest to APC’s Bola Tinubu, who is now the President.

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It was gathered that the five PDP leaders have been in touch with Tinubu even as their party is contesting the result of the election at the petition tribunal.

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