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G5 governors storm Ibadan for Makinde’s re-election campaign

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Group of Five governors, also known as the Integrity Group, have arrived ancient Mapo Hall, Ibadan, venue of the re-election campaign flag-off of Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde.

The group, dressed in uniformed brown and white stripe agbada and matching caps, arrived the venue at about 1:03 pm.

Their entrance in a black minibus caused an eruption of loud noise, singing and dancing from thousands of the supporters who had waited for several hours to receive the group.

The governors, Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Samuel Ortom (Benue) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), arrived the venue in company of the Makinde.

Former governors Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo) and Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti) were also part of the entourage as they also wore the customised outfit as worn by the G5 governors.

Wife of the governor, Mrs Tamunominini, had earlier arrived the venue of the event in company of a former Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu.

Deputy Governor Bayo Lawal had also arrived earlier.

Popular yoruba musical artist, Saheed Osupa was on the band stand as the governors arrived the venue and ascend the stage.

However, the thrill, fun and glamour of the event was brought to a temporary halt when the power generating set used to ower the stage suddent went off.

The situation which lasted for over 15 minutes, however, did not stop the thousands of supporters carrying various sizes of banners, placards, in support of their candidates from singing and dancing.

The sound of whistle, vuvuzela, trumpets and other musical instruments from various sides of the massive venue also made up for the power failure.

Some worried members suspected internal sabotage but such claim could not be verified or confirm as at the time of filling this report.

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