Five aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors identified as the G5 on Saturday flagged off the party’s campaigns in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The state Governor, Nyesom Wike on Saturday hosted his allies Seyi Makinde (Oyo State), Samuel Ortom (Benue State), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia State), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu State) at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, the campaign venue.
It was gathered that the G-5 were dressed in black trousers, black hats, and white Etibor outfits.
Members of the party also filled the stadium to the brim with PDP paraphernalia.
The aggrieved governors in the last few months have been calling for the resignation of the National Chairman of the party.
The G-5 governors are calling for fairness, equity and justice in the party ahead of the 2023 race.
The Governors are against northern dominance in key positions in the party.
The presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar and the party’s National Chairman, Ayu were absent at the campaign flag-off.
The campaign was flagged off for PDP candidates in Rivers contesting the National Assembly, State Assembly and Governorship seats.
The symbolic handing over of party flags to the candidates was performed by the PDP Deputy National Chairman (South), Taofeek Arapaja, who graced the event alongside the state’s chairman, Desmond Akawor; and former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.
Arapaja while presenting the party’s flags to PDP governorship candidate, Siminialayi Fubara, said the party will give 100% support to all candidates from Rivers.