Having failed to reach a compromise with Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, and four other governors are set to announce the presidential candidate they will support for the 2023 election.

Wike made this revelation on Tuesday during the inauguration of Rukpokwu-Rumuapu-Izo-Ogbodo Igwuruta Link Road at Rumuapu, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

The governor and those of Abia, Enugu, Oyo and Benue have demanded the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu, the PDP National Chairman.

They have complained that Ayu is from the same region with Atiku, frowning at the concentration of the party’s leadership in one region.

Atiku has rejected the idea. Ayu has vowed to stay on while at a time called Wike and his group “little children” who did not know when the PDP was formed.

Following the impasse, the group which has metamorphosed into Integrity Group, has withdrawn their support for Atiku while courting rival political candidates.

Wike particularly has hosted the presidential candidates of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and New Nigeria People’s Party, Musa Kwankwaso, who commissioned various projects or n the state.

He also hosted Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, who also commissioned projects.

But as the presidential election is less than 87 days away, Wike promised that the group which expanded to include former governors, ministers, lawmakers and high ranking members of the party across the country will announce their choice of candidate soon.