GOVERNORS KEEP MUM AFTER MEETING WITH PRESIDENT BUHARI
Written by Samson Ojeniran on May 31, 2022
The All Progressive Congress Governors who met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House Abuja on Tuesday refused to answer questions from Journalists on the outcome of the meeting.
President Buhari invited the governors for the meeting ahead of the ruling party’s presidential primaries slated for June 6 -8.
While the governors of Imo – Hope Uzodinma, Ogun – Dapo Abiodun, and Kano – Abdulahi Ganduje, were seen discussing with Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, outside the council chambers, the rest took their leave immediately after the meeting ended.
At the meeting lasted for about thirty minutes, President Buhari told the governors to ensure that the forthcoming convention to pick a presidential candidate reflects all the values and virtues of the party.
Others at the meeting included the National Chairman of the Party, Abdullahi Adamu, and Chief of Staff of the President, Ibrahim Gambari.
All the Progressive governors were in attendance with exception of Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai who was represented by his deputy, Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe.
The ruling APC postponed its presidential primary election earlier scheduled for May 29-30 to June 6-8, following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shifting the deadline for submission of the list of candidates by political parties, from the 4th to the 9th of June 2022.
At the last count, 23 Aspirants are jostling for the ticket of the APC including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Former Governor of Lagos State, and National leader of the party Bola Tinubu, Chairman Nigerian Governors Forum and Ekiti state governor Kayode Fayemi and Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi.