Reactions as Atiku aide reveals why Tinubu denies meeting with G5 Governors

By: Sarkolee / January 2nd, 2023 / 15 views

Reactions as Atiku aide reveals why Tinubu denies meeting with G5 Governors

An alleged meeting between Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, and the five disgruntled governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), according to Phrank Shaibu, Special Assistant (Public Communication) to the PDP’s presidential candidate, did not go over well.

According to the candidate’s media team, Tinubu did not meet with the PDP governors in London as had been reported following their supposed meeting with the former governor of Lagos State.

However, Shaibu stated that the APC presidential candidate did meet with the governors in a statement on Sunday, January 1, 2023, adding that

Tinubu wants to ride on treachery to the villa”.

He said, “I make bold to state that if the G-5 never met with Tinubu, Wike would have been the one to deny it.

“Curiously, while the news of the meeting, which was reported by several credible media houses was trending, two spokesmen for the APC Presidential Campaign, Festus Keyamo and Femi Fani-Kayode took to social media to celebrate the support Tinubu would be getting from the G-5.”

Shaibu questioned why the widely reported meeting between their principal and the PDP governors took Tinubu’s media team three days to refute.

He said it’s “also awfully coincidental that the G-5 and Tinubu all decided to travel to London at the same time and depart at the same time with Tinubu proceeding to Saudi Arabia and the other governors returning to Nigeria.”


According to him, Tinubu denied the meeting because “the details of the meeting are too messy and the APC candidates in the five states are fighting back.


“All the G-5 governors are on the ballot except for Governor Wike and there is a fight back from the APC governorship and National Assembly candidates from the affected states where the G-5 Governors hold sway.”

In the meantime, the PDP had vowed to punish the G5 governors if they decided to support someone other than Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential nominee.