G5 not keen on truce with Atiku

Checkout Magazine has learned that the aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors are not keen on a truce with the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku, who last Thursday expressed optimism of reconciliation with the Group of Five (G5) governors, was yet to open fresh talks with the aggrieved state executives, who met in Enugu on Friday.

Recall that the governors are: Nyesom Wike, Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), and Okezie Ikpeazu.

They are demanding the exit of Dr. Iyorchia Ayu as the party’s National Chairman as a condition to join the PDP Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).

It was also learned that the Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed, who had expressed his re-election fear, is in a dilemma on whether or not to team up with the G5.

A source, who spoke in confidence, gave insights into why the five aggrieved governors have not been keen on reconciliation with Atiku.

The source said: “The G-5 governors are not keen or excited to reconcile with Atiku because there are no new terms from the PDP candidate. The only offer is that the National Chairman of PDP, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu will sign an undertaking to resign after the 2023 poll. They felt it was not substantial.

“It means that there is nothing new other than the propaganda of Atiku’s camp that there will soon be reconciliation.”



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