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Ortom: G5 PDP Group Affirms Support for Tinubu’s 2027 Re-election

Ortom: G5 PDP Group Affirms Support for Tinubu's 2027 Re-election
Former Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom speaking at the luncheon hosted by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt

During a luncheon hosted by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, former Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, declared that the G5 group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would endorse President Bola Tinubu for re-election in 2027.

The luncheon, attended by notable figures such as Wike, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, and Ortom, marked a significant moment of political alignment. The G5, originally a group of five PDP governors, gained attention when they opposed Atiku Abubakar as the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, throwing their support behind a southern candidate, Tinubu.

The G5 comprises Ortom, Wike, Ugwuanyi, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, and Seyi Makinde of Oyo. All members, except Makinde, had completed their second term as governor in May. The group’s endorsement of Tinubu reflects a continued shift in political alliances and sets the stage for the unfolding dynamics of the 2027 presidential elections.

Addressing the gathering crowded with Wike’s allies on Sunday, Ortom said the G5 has no regret for supporting Tinubu’s victory in the last poll, declaring that the group will again back the ex-Lagos governor for a second term in office as Nigeria’s President.

Ortom said, “If we work to ensure Bola Ahmed succeeds, there will be tomorrow for anybody to even contest the election at all.

“Our leader, Nyesom Wike, has already made a declaration that in 2027, we are supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“We have nowhere to go because that is what Nigerians believe. Even the past administration that took Nigeria from top to bottom, we allowed them to work for eight years. So, why can’t a seasoned administrator in the person President Bola Ahmed Tinubu rule us for eight years?” he asked, assuring Nigerians that Tinubu will fix security, economy and other critical areas of challenge to the citizens.

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