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I’m unfazed by actions of G5 governors – Atiku

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Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said he is not losing sleep over moves by five aggrieved governors of the party, popularly known as G-5, to truncate his ambition.

The rebellious governors have made it known that they will not support Atiku’s presidential bid and they will only endorse presidential candidates of other political parties, especially those of southern extraction.

The G-5 governors, are made up of Governors Nyesom Wike, Samuel Ortom, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Okezie Ikpeazu and Seyi Makinde of Rivers, Benue, Enugu, Abia and Oyo states, respectively.

The governors have been at loggerheads with with the PDP leadership and Atiku, following the nomination of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as vice presidential candidate.

The G-5 governors, who are also insisting on the replacement of PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, with a Southerner as condition for peace, have been conspicuously absent at the party’s presidential campaign, and other party functions, while several efforts to resolve the crisis have been unsuccessful.

Earlier, in the week, there were reports that the aggrieved governors, had gone to London for a meeting, to adopt either the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi or Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) for the 2023 poll.

However, Atiku, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, said power comes from God and he was confident that no man could arrogate to himself the powers that God alone has.

Speaking during an interview with Daily Sun, He said anyone boasting of having such power to stop his presidential bid, should first make himself president.

“Atiku will be president. Whether the cock crows or not, the sun must rise. Power belongs to God Almighty; no man can arrogate to himself the powers of God Almighty. Any man who can boast of stopping Atiku should first make himself president of Nigeria.”

Shaibu said that Atiku would not be surprised by whatever action the G-5 governors decided to take.

“Atiku is an elephant. Even when an elephant walks on thorns, it does not limp. And when you have seen a snake, it cannot bite you any more. In this case, we have seen the snake, how can we be taken by surprise?” he said.

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