G5 Governors in Nigeria – All You Need To Know

The article is an overview of the G-5 governors in Nigeria. T-It constitute the meaning of the G5 governors, the states of the G5 governors and other relevant information

Meaning of G5 Governors

G5 means Integrity Group. The G5 governors are an informal group of governors who are aggrieved members of the People’s Democratic Party. This group of Governors sprout up following the end of PDP primaries to indicate their disapproval about how major positions in the party are being occupied only by Northerners. 

The group also posited that the PDP presidential ticket for the 2023 presidential election ought to be zoned to the southern region of Nigeria. According to them, given the fact the country has been under the leadership of a Northerner for the last seven years, it is only fair and constitutional for the presidency to shift to the South.

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G5 Governors

The current G-5 Governors are:

  • Nysome Wike 
  • Samuel Ortom 
  • Ifeanyi Ugwanyi 
  • Okezie Ikpeazu 
  • Seyi Makinde 

The G5 governors represent the following states respectively:

  •  Rivers
  •  Benue
  •  Enugu
  •  Abia
  •  Oyo

Who Did the G5 Governors Endorse?

The group has exited the campaign team of Atiku Abubakar and will not endorse him. They are yet to endorse any of the presidential candidates.  The G-5 governors will likely endorse either of the other leading two presidential candidates: Peter Obi of the Labour party or Bola Tinubu of the All People Congress.  

The Old G5 Governors 

The old G5 Governors were a group of five governors in Nigeria who were known for their strong commitment to good governance and development in their respective states.  The group was formed in the late 1990s and consists of governors from the northern, southern, and eastern regions of the country. The G5 Governors are known for their efforts to improve the delivery of public services, promote economic development, and tackle corruption in their states. They are also active in national politics and have played a significant role in shaping policy debates and decision-making at the national level.

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Members of the old g5 governors in Nigeria

It is difficult for me to provide a definitive list of the members of the G5 Governors in Nigeria, as the membership of the group has changed over time and there is no official list of current members. The then G5 Governors are an informal group of governors who are known for their commitment to good governance and development in their respective states. 

The group was formed in the late 1990s and originally consisted of five governors from the northern, southern, and eastern regions of the country. Some of the governors who have been associated with the G5 Governors in the past include:

  • Abubakar Rimi (Kano State)
  • Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi (Kaduna State)
  • Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto State)
  • Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu State)
  • Chris Ngige (Anambra State)
  • Donald Duke (Cross River State)
  • Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano State)
  • James Ibori (Delta State)
  • Jonah Jang (Plateau State)
  • Joseph Wayas (Cross River State)
  • Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia State)
  • Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano State)

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It is important to note that the membership of the G5 Governors has changed over time and may not include all of the governors listed above. The group is not a formal organization and does not have a fixed membership.

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