In continuation of their meeting to fashion a strategy for the 2023 presidential election. the G5, lead by Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor have gone to London, United Kingdom for a very crucial meeting with Gen Aliyu Mohammed (rtd)
The team left for the trip on Monday included Governors Samuel Or-tom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Ifeanyi Uguanyi (Enugu) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia).
The group has been consistent in their call for the resignation of the national chairman of the party, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, to pave way for the emergence of a southern politician as the party boss.
Failure to effect the change, they withdrew their support for the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar.
Recall that the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council PCC, governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, was supposed to return to Makurdi with the party standard-bearer for a meeting with Governor Ortom before Christmas but the meeting did not hold.
Tambuwal had stated this during a peace meeting with the Benue governor early in December at which time Ortom had advised him to reach out to other members of the G5 since he could not take decision on their behalf.
The source also revealed that the recent meeting between Ortom and Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, who is the chairman of the PDP PCC, was at the instance of Emmanuel, who expressed discomfort at the absence of the five PDP governors at party meeting.
It was not clear whether the Akwa Ibom governor intends to continue his peace initiative with the aggrieved group.