The Ranks Of G5 Governors Swell As Bauchi Governor's Rift With Atiku Abubakar Increases. - TrendyNewsReporters The Ranks Of G5 Governors Swell As Bauchi Governor's Rift With Atiku Abubakar Increases. - TrendyNewsReporters

The Ranks Of G5 Governors Swell As Bauchi Governor’s Rift With Atiku Abubakar Increases.

By Ebor Cletus Ralph Jr.


Governor Bala Mohammed has allegedly invited the G-5 governors to Bauchi State to launch his reelection campaign after a running battle with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.

The invited G5 governors are Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Nyesom Wike of Rivers, and Samuel Ortom of Benue. Bala Mohammed reportedly accused Atiku and his supporters of trying to thwart his bid for reelection. However, Bala Mohammed has not yet publicly admitted to being one of the G-5 governors.

Gov. Bala said in a letter to the PDP’s national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, that Atiku had threatened to “punish” him for running against him in the party’s primary election for president in May. If the problems were not handled, he threatened to resign from the PCC and felt free to develop new policies and plans that would ensure the victory and reelection of all PDP candidates in Bauchi as well as himself.

Governor Mohammed has now turned to the G-5 governors for help in his reelection campaign, in what many would regard as a failure to resolve the continuing conflict. According to a source, the five disgruntled governors would fly to Bauchi to officially launch Bala’s campaign on Wednesday.

The SOURCE also said that, the G-5 governors are prepared to attend Bala Mohammed’s campaign launch in Bauch. I can tell you that all of the arrangements have been finalized. The governors will be in Bauchi, barring any unexpected developments that I am unable to foresee. The governors would travel from Bauchi to Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, according to the source, who is a PDP Integrity Group member, in order to attend one of their own, Governor Seyi Makinde’s, campaign scheduled for Thursday, January 5.


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