Members of the G-5 include Makinde (Oyo State), Nyesom Wike (Rivers State), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia State); Samuel Ortom (Benue State), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu State).
Sources close to the governors that spoke with The Guardian said the governors might reinforce their position on their preferred presidential candidate in the Ibadan rally.
A source said, “They will give the direction of where they are going but may not mention the name of the presidential candidate to avoid being accused of an anti-party offense and to protect their different political interests.”
It was gathered that despite Governor Ortom’s preference for LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi, his colleagues are yet to agree on a particular candidate.
There claims that there is anxiety in the camp of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State over the implication of endorsement of the G-5 on the fortunes of the party in the state.
The platform noted that the governorship candidate of the APC in the state, Teslim Folarin has gone back to the drawing board to re-strategize.