Governor Seyi Makinde, alongside the G5 (Integrity Group), visited President Bola Tinubu in commitment to fairness, equity, and justice in the nation.
In a meeting held at the State House, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, accompanied by the four other members of the G5 (Integrity Group), who are former governors, briefed President Bola Tinubu on current events and reaffirmed their stance for fairness, equity, and justice in Nigeria.
Governor Makinde acknowledged the challenges of nation-building and stressed the need for constant evaluation in this arduous task. He further expressed the G5’s intention to maintain regular meetings with the President to chart the way forward for the country.
During a press briefing following the meeting, Governor Makinde stated, “Nation building is a very difficult task. You have to keep evaluating, you know what you’re doing, where you’re going. So, we have to keep seeing the President, you know, to let him know what is happening. The G-5, the Integrity Group, came to let the President know what we stood for: fairness, justice, and equity.”
This marks Governor Makinde’s third visit to the President with members of the G5 in the past week, demonstrating their commitment to addressing critical national issues.
Notable attendees at the meeting included former Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), all of whom are part of the G5 group. Additionally, the current governor of Enugu State, Peter Mbah, was also present.
The G5, composed of disgruntled politicians within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), voiced their opposition to the emergence of PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar in the last elections and endorsed the restoration of power to Southern Nigeria.