- President Muhammadu Buhari meets the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, in Aso Rock
- Also present at the meeting are the state chairmen of the APC
- The crisis rocking the Edo chapter of the APC is thought to be a subject of the meeting between the duo
A meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has commenced in Asor Rock, seat of power in Nigeria.
State chairmen of the ruling party are also at the meeting which was ongoing at the time of this report.
Details of the discussion are not known, but expectations are that the continued crisis in the Edo chapter of the party could be looked into.
The Nigerian Tribune earlier reported that the meeting was scheduled because Oshiomhole was absent when the president met governors on the platform of the party on Thursday, December 5, to discuss the crisis.
His absence, according to the report, resulted in raised eyebrows, especially since he is known to be a stakeholder and the one in friction with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state.
It was learnt that Buhari's meeting with the APC governors was also attended by the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, and the chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
Governors at the meeting with the president included Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Simon Lalong (Plateau) and Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi).
Others are Abubakar Bello (Niger), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa),Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Abdulahi Sule (Nasarawa), Babagana Zulum (Borno), Mohammed Yahaya (Gombe), and Godwin Obaseki (Edo).
The governor of Kogi, Yahaya Bello, was represented by David Onoja, his deputy.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the crisis in the APC chapter in Edo deepened recently as the state's House of Assembly recently declared the seats of 14 lawmakers vacant for not meeting up with the number of days they should sit.
The speaker, Francis Okiye, declared 14 seats vacant and subsequently asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct bye-elections for the affected constituencies within 90 days.
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