Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has revealed that the Integrity Group, commonly referred to as the G5, paid a visit to President Bola Tinubu in order to provide an update on recent developments and express their commitment to fairness, equality, and justice in the country. Makinde, accompanied by the other four former governors who make up the group, acknowledged the challenging nature of nation building and emphasized the need for constant evaluation. He stated that the G5 would continue to hold meetings with the President to discuss the way forward for the nation.
During a briefing with State House correspondents, the governor of Oyo State remarked, “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 visit marked the third occasion within the past week that Makinde and members of the group have met with the President. Also present at the meeting were former Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), as well as the current governor of Enugu State, Peter Mbah.
The G5, composed of dissatisfied politicians from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), expressed their opposition to the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate in the previous elections and voiced their support for power to be returned to Southern Nigeria.