Senate President Godswill Akpabio has urged former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and his four other friends in the G5 to come up with another aggrieved group within the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to make winning the 2027 presidential election a smooth ride for the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Akpabio, a former Akwa Ibom State governor, spoke at a thanksgiving reception held at Wike’s private residence on Ada-George Road, in his hometown, Rumueprikom in the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the oil-rich South-South state.
The Senate President praised Wike and the G5, a group of significant politicians who opposed their party’s choice for the 2023 presidential election, for their part in APC’s recent success.
Among those in attendance were the G5 members, including Wike, Makinde, former Governors Samuel Ortom, Okezie Ikpeazu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Ayo Fayose, Peter Odili, Abdullahi Ganduje, James Ibori and Acting PDP Chairman Umar Damagum.
President Bola Tinubu was represented by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.