PDP Name Wike, Ikpeazu, Ortom, Ugwuanyi & Makinde & others as members of its National Campaign council for Imo, Bayelsa, Kogi Guber elections.


The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed ex-Group of Five (G5) governors into its national campaign councils for the Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states governorship election scheduled for November 11, 2023.

Former Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike-then leader of the G5 governors, whose name appeared in the list of ministerial nominees sent to the Senate by President Bola Tinubu-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government, is one of the 122-member PDP National Campaign Council for Bayelsa State.

The campaign council is headed by Taraba State Governor, Kefas Agbu, with three other Governors – Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Sheriff Oborovewori (Delta), and Siminalayi Fubara (Rivers), as members.

Former Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, his Enugu and Abia State counterparts, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Okezie Ikpeazu, who were among the aggrieved PDP governors who refused to campaign for the party’s candidate in the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, also made the list.

Ugwuanyi and Ikpeazu will be campaigning for the PDP candidate in the Imo State governorship election, which has Zamfara State governor Lawal Dauda as Chairman. Three other governors, Umo Bassey (Akwa Ibom), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), and Peter Mbah (Enugu), as members.

Ortom is a member of the party’s campaign council for Kogi State, which is headed by Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State. He is assisted by his Plateau State counterpart, Caleb Mutfwang, while Governors Bala Mohammed (Bauchi) and Ahmadu Finitri (Adamawa), are members of the council.

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