The G-5 Governor, all belonging to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), had a discussion with President Bola Tinubu on the evening of Tuesday, October 17, at the Presidential Villa at Aso Rock.
Prior to this meeting with Tinubu, the G-5 governors who now comprise four former governors and one serving governor, had convened for a preliminary discussion at the residence of Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja.
The former governors who participated in the meeting included Nyesom Wike, the immediate past Governor of Rivers State and the current FCT Minister; Samuel Ortom, the former Governor of Benue State; Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the former Governor of Enugu State; Okezie Ikpeazu, the former Governor of Abia State; and Seyi Makinde, the incumbent Governor of Oyo State.
According to a source familiar with the meeting, who wished to remain anonymous, “The G-5 PDP Governors first met in Wike’s residence for a few hours before heading to the Villa to meet with the president.
“Exact details of what was discussed isn’t available to me at the moment, but from discussions held during the initial meeting at Wike’s residence, it was all about finding accommodation for the former governors in the scheme of things and of course, how they can work together.”