Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, the governor of Abia State, has stated that the group of five governors’ (G-5) campaign for inclusivity, fairness, and equity is not just about the 2023 elections but also about advancing justice and mutual trust in Nigeria.
The G-5 is led by Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State.
He said the group’s agitation is upsetting to honesty, which he said the nation’s current political system lacks, in an interview in Aba.
The governor said, ”There is an issue, issue of integrity, issue of keeping promises, issue of making sure that if we say after me, it’s you and when that time comes it happens.
“It will stabilise us as a country, engender social mobilisation sufficient to tackle our security problems, tackle the economic problems, and tackle other problems that confront us in this country. Social mobilization is the most critical ingredient today beyond anything, inclusiveness, integrity, mutual respect and trust.
“G-5 speaks to a new paradigm. It is beyond 2023, it speaks about a new paradigm. In 2027, I will still want a system that will include everybody irrespective of what the outcome of the 2023 elections may be.
“We are saying, we want a strong North that respects the South, just as we want a strong South that has respect for the North. That way, our full capacities can be deployed to solve our problems.”