Godswill Akpabio, the Senate President and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, has encouraged former Rivers State governor, Nyesome Wike, and his fellow members of the Peoples Democratic Party G5 to form a new dissatisfied faction within the party.
Akpabio suggested that creating this group would facilitate a smooth victory for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the upcoming 2027 presidential election.
The Senate President said this during a thanksgiving service that took place on Sunday at Wike’s residence on Ada-George Road, situated in Rumueprikom, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
“I want to thank you for all your efforts to bring justice to Nigeria,” Akpabio told Wike who backed the return of power to Southern Nigeria and supported APC’s candidate, Bola Tinubu against his party’s choice, Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 presidential election.
“And I want to thank the G5 Governors,” the Senate President said whilst addressing the G5 or the Integrity Group made up of five major aggrieved politicians within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who kicked against the emergence of Abubakar in the last February 25 poll.
“We are very delighted, we are proud to have G5. Please, ensure that in 2027, another G5 emerges so that APC will continue to do well in this country. And if you like, you can add two more, make it G7 and not only G5,” Akpabio added.