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G5 PDP govs’ action based on integrity, others –Ortom


Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has identified integrity, patriotism, equity, fairness and justice as the principles driving the G5 governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Ortom spoke on Friday during a cultural night and dinner organised by Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for his colleagues at the Government House, Enugu.

Other members of the G5 at the event were Nyesom Wike of Rivers State; Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, and the host, Ugwuanyi, Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, was not was out of the country on an official engagement.

The five PDP governors are at loggerheads with the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over Ayu’s refusal to the vacate his position.

Thanking Ugwuanyi for the reception, Ortom said that the G-5 PDP governors also known as integrity governors were passionate about the peace, unity and progress of Nigeria, saying, “we want things to work.”

He stated that the governors’ passion was on how to make things work in Nigeria by being disciplined.

Ortom said, “It is not about ourselves; it is not about our ego; it is about what we would do to turn around things and ensure the rule of law, due process and integrity in what we do so that we will have other people visiting us, so that there will be security, so that our economy will be on the right path.”

Ortom pointed out that proffering solutions to the present situation of Nigeria was beyond political affiliation, adding, “there’s a need for all hands to join together to make the country work for the interest of the people.

“The challenge is that we can see that we are going beneath the bottom. But by the Grace of God, we will all put our hands together. It is not just President Buhari, it is not just about political parties, APC, PDP and all other ones, but it is how can we come together and cause things to work for our country, Nigeria.

“God has blessed us. We have everything that is needed to make Nigeria not just the giant of Africa but also the giant of the world if we are able to put ourselves together and work together for our common interest,” he said.

Ortom on behalf of the G5 governors, appreciated Ugwuanyi and stakeholders in Enugu State present at the dinner including the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, Speaker, state House of Assembly, Edward Ubosi, PDP state Chairman, Augustine Nnamani, PDP governorship  candidate, Dr. Peter Mbah, his running mate, Ifeanyi Ossai among others.

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