Former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti has said that members of the G5 or Integrity Group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be appreciated by President Bola Tinubu for their role in his victory during the 2023 presidential election.
However, Fayose said the G5 has no plan of defecting from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) but added that the opposition party owes itself the duty of putting its house in order.
On Nyesom Wike’s pedigree in public service, Fayose speaking in an interview with Channels TV on Sunday, July 9, said the former Rivers governor has what it takes to be a minister and “must serve” in President Tinubu’s administration.
He argued: “I want Wike to be in the cabinet. Wike has what it takes to serve Nigeria. Wike is an articulate, capacity person. I support Wike. If Asiwaju finds him or any of the G5 worthy, please serve in Asiwaju’s government.
“I will be disappointed if Asiwaju does not equally appreciate them for what they stand to represent. Wike must serve. Wike is still a young man.
“I’m his senior brother; he can’t deny that. Wike is an asset to Nigeria. Wike is never timid; he confronts challenges. Asiwaju needs a man like Wike.”