PDP G-5 is torn between Tinubu and Peter Obi, as they are set to announce their preferred candidate in Ibadan on January 5, 2023.
Naijaonpoint gathered that the five aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party governors, G-5, are torn between declaring support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and that of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
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It was also gathered that the G5 will be announcing their preferred presidential candidate in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on January 5.
This was one of the decisions made on Tuesday during their strategic meeting in London, United Kingdom in a move to tackle the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
A usually reliable source within the G-5 Governors camp said that the governors are considering giving their support to either of the two, Vanguard reports.
“One of the Governors is making a case for Obi but others argue that he lacks the support base to cover the 36 states and Abuja.
“Those in this camp argue that should he emerge victorious we will be returning to square one because he will not enjoy the majority in the National Assembly and thus will find it difficult to pass legislation required for him to make the reforms he has been conversing.
“On the other hand, those among them making a case for Asiwaju are of the view that the party being the ruling party has the requisite spread.
“They also allude to the fact that the candidate so far appears to recognize the disaster the APC represents at the Centre and had concentrated on using successes recorded in Lagos as example of what he intends to do when he gets into office; would endear him to Nigerians.”
The source further said, “Politics is all about negotiations they are still taking. One thing they agree on is their determination to ensure that the next President emerges from Southern Nigeria.”