Fayose: “I want Wike in Tinubu’s government.”


Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti State, asserted that President Bola Tinubu ought to be grateful to the PDP’s G-5 or Integrity Group members for their assistance in ensuring his win in the 2023 presidential election.

Fayose stated this while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics programme.

According to him, the immediate past governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has what it takes to be a minister and “must serve” in the Tinubu’s government.

The G-5 is made up of four PDP ex-governors — Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Samuel Ortom (Benue), and Nyesom Wike (Rivers) as well as one current governor, Seyi Makinde (Oyo).

On the possibility of Wike being in Tinubu’s cabinet, Fayose said, “What is wrong with that? How is anybody affected by that? I don’t want to be a minister but if Asiwaju (Tinubu) says ‘Fayose, you will be minister’ and I agree, what is their headache?

“I want Wike to be in the cabinet. Wike has what it takes to serve Nigeria. Wike is an articulate, capable person. If Asiwaju finds him or any of the G5 worthy, please serve in Asiwaju’s government.”

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