Five Governors of the main opposition party (PDP), who are protesting against the party leadership and other aggrieved leaders, on Sunday, styled itself “The Integrity Group” and said it is still open to reconciliation.
Rising from a meeting in Lagos, on Sunday, the five Governors, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State; Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State; Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, alongside other aggrieved PDP leaders, rose from its meeting in Lagos and said they are still open to reconciliation with the leadership of the party.
Speaking on behalf of the group at the end of the meeting, former Governor of Plateau State, Air Commodore (retd) Jonah Jang, said, “We are still standing with the decision in our last meeting in Port Harcourt where we declared that we are still open to reconciliation.”
It would be recalled that the five Governors, led by Wike are insisting that the National Chairman of the Party, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, should step down and be replaced by a Southerner, since the presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is from the North.
They have also decided to stay off the PDP Presidential Campaign until the party meets their demand that Ayu should resign.
Those present at the meeting include the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde; Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike; Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu; Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom; Enugu State Governor; Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Senator Olaka Nwogu; Senator MAO Ohuanbuwa; Hon. N . Ikeje; Senator Nasir Suleiman; Senator Sandy Onor; Malam B. Adoke; Olusegun Mimiko; Ayo Fayose; Donald Duke; Bode George; Deputy National Chairman (South) of the PDP, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja; National Vice Chairman (South-South), Chief Dan Orbih; former Governor of Plateau State, Dr Jonah Jang and former PDP gubernatorial aspirant in Osun State, Omoba Dotun Babayemi.