G5 PDP Governors Symbolise Integrity, Patriotism, Justice – Gov. Ortom

By Tony Adibe

The ideology, philosophy, and principles that is driving the Group of Five Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) popularly known as the “The G5 Governors” in present political parlance in Nigeria have been revealed to symbolise integrity, patriotism, equity, fairness, and justice.

The Governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom, disclosed this during a cultural night and dinner organised by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his colleagues at the Government House, Enugu, weekend.

Other members of the G5 at the event were the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, while Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State is presently out of the country for an official engagement.

Governor Ortom, while thanking Gov. Ugwuanyi for the warm reception he accorded them, said that the G5 PDP Governors also known as Integrity Governors are passionate about the peace, unity, and progress of Nigeria, stressing that “we want things to work.”

Governor Ortom further stated: “our passion is how can we make things work here in Nigeria by being disciplined?”

 “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.”

Explaining that proffering solutions to the present situation of Nigeria is beyond political affiliation, Gov. Ortom emphasised the need for all hands to be together to make the country work for the interest of the people.

He said: “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.”

Gov. Ortom on behalf of the G5 Governors, expressed gratitude to Gov. Ugwuanyi and stakeholders of Enugu State present at the dinner including the Deputy Governor, Lolo Cecilia Ezeilo, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Chief Edward Ubosi, the PDP State Chairman, Chief Augustine Nnamani, the PDP governorship candidate, Dr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, his running mate, Barr. Ifeanyi Ossai, and the Director General, PDP State Campaign Organisation, Chief Ikeje Asogwa, for their hospitality and support and promised that the governors will reciprocate the gesture during the flag off of the PDP state campaign in Enugu.

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