A former Commissioner for Employment Generation and Economic Empowerment in Rivers State, Leloonu Nwibubasa, says the G-5 group which Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers is a prominent member, has collapsed.
TOP MEDIA reports that according to Nwibubasa, who is also the spokesperson for the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Governor Wike is presently alone.
Recall that since the presidential primary of the PDP last year, a crisis has rocked the party over calls for Iyorchia Ayu to step down as National Chairman of the party.
The calls, championed by Wike and his allies (G5 and the Integrity Group), are based on the grounds that the PDP presidential candidate (Atiku Abubakar) and national chairman cannot be from the same region.
Although the aggrieved PDP chieftains refused to express support for Atiku, none of the disgruntled governors has openly declared his preferred candidate. The 2023 general election is just 14 days away.
“There is no Integrity Group. G-5 has collapsed, and Jonah Jang is back with us,” Nwibubasa told Punch.
“So many other members of the earlier taunted G-5 and the Integrity Group are back in the mainstream. And so we don’t see a situation where a house that is not standing will now stand against the majority of the party and make us have issues with our chances of winning the election.”