Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has disclosed that the aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and himself share something in common.
The governors known as the G-5 had four of its members comprising Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Okezie Ipeazu of Abia State and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State visit Bala on Wednesday in Bauchi, the state capital on a solidarity visit.
Recall that the G-5 are not in good terms with the leadership of the party as they seek the removal of Iyorchia Ayu as a precondition to support the presidential bid of the party’s standard bearer, Atiku Abubakar.
Also, recently the Bauchi governor have been bitter about the irregularities that keep taking place in the party, especially the contempt Atiku has shown him in the course of his presidential campaign.
Receiving the governors in Bauchi, Bala expressed his delight, stating how much of a connect they have.
He said, The governors of G5, they called themselves ‘Integrity Group’. I am supposed to be with them but they excommunicated me for some reason best known to them. But I am highly connected with them, each and every one of them. There is no day that I don’t call to speak with each of them.
“Because in politics, you go with the people that you share something in common with. The presidency that we ran where my brother was defeated and he defeated me has brought us close. Of course, at the Governors’ forum, one thing I appreciate about them is that they look at your challenges. Even though they are not running for a second term, they are always worried.
“We have something in common. They know that I have challenges of anti-party, challenges of some treachery and mischief and of course politics is about all these but when you know that you have people behind you, of that stature and that calibre you feel fulfilled.”