Buhari Meets Apc Governors, Calls For Unity
BEVERLY HILLS, October 24, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, met with governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress behind closed doors at the President's office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
THEWILL gathered that the President called for unity within the party following the rifts within the party, particularly the ongoing animosity between Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the party, and John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman.
Also discussed at the meeting was the perceived lop-sidedness of the ambassadorial appointments and the feelings of neglect by some of the party loyalists, echoed by the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalung, spoke briefly to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.
He disclosed that the President had asked that state governors who have complaints to put them in writing while promising that he would to look into them.
“Part of the issue we also raised was on some of the appointments that were made. So all the states that had complaints are going to put it in writing and the President promised he is going to look into it,” he said.
The governors were led to the meeting by governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha who is also the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum with the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo also in attendance.
Governors at the meeting include those of Ogun, Kogi, Kaduna, Edo, Zamfara, Benue, Sokoto and Kano among others while Lagos and Nassarawa states were represented by their deputies.
Story by Oputah David