The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike alongside the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom; Abia State Governor, Mr Ikpeazu Okezie, and Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwanyi on Thursday stormed Ibadan to rally support for the re-election of the Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, who is seeking a second term in office.
The four governors, who are members of the G-5 governors, in their separate remarks declared their support for the re-election bid of Governor ‘Seyi Makinde at the flag-off of the governorship campaign at Mapo Hill, Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
The governors have however kept silent on the presidential candidate to support in the forthcoming presidential election.
While addressing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithfuls, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State commended Governor Makinde for fulfilling his 2019 election promises to the people by transforming the state in terms of economy and infrastructures.
In his remarks, Governor Makinde expressed his appreciation to the people and party faithfuls for entrusting the destiny of the state under his care, assuring that more developmental projects and programmes will be witnessed in the state if re-elected for another term of four years.
Makinde, who boasted of jerking up the state’s internally generated revenue from about N1.7 billion to N3.8 billion as at November ending among other achievements, promised to do more for the people of the state.
Highlight of the event was the official presentation of PDP flag to Governor ‘Seyi Makinde and all other candidates on the platform of the party in the forthcoming general elections.
In the meantime, the event was attended by PDP stalwarts and members of Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign organisation including former Minister of State for FCT, Chief Jumoke Akinjide and other leaders from the south west zone of the party.