President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday evening met with state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The meeting was held behind closed doors inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to a Presidency official who spoke with reporters on the condition of anonymity, the sole item on the agenda of the meeting was how the state governors will work towards the emergence of a former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, as the party’s next National Chairman.
The party’s national convention where new members of the party’s National Working Committee will emerge has been slated for May 14 in Abuja.
It is not clear yet if the party’s current chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, will be seeking re-election at the convention but the President has resolved to support Oshiomhole’s candidature.
The President called this meeting with the progressive governors to ask them to back Oshiomhole’s candidature. That’s the purpose of the meeting, that is the President’s position,” the Presidency source said.
The APC had decided to retain the current zoning formula for its national offices.
Governors in attendance at the meeting include ;El-Rufai of Kaduna, Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Simon Lalong of Plateau, Jubrila Bindow of Adamawa, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Abdulahi Ganduje of Kano, Kashim Shettima of Borno, Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger, Tanko Almakura of Nassarawa, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Abubakar Bagudu of Jigawa.
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