Buhari meets APC governors over crises

Buhari meets APC governors over crises

- President Buhari is reportedly in a closed-door meeting with APC governors in the State House

- The meeting borders on the crises rocking the leadership of the ruling party

- The meeting is convened ahead of the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with the governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the State House, Abuja, a report by Nigerian Tribune has stated.

According to the newspaper, the focus of the meeting is to deliberate on resolving the crises rocking the leadership of the ruling party.

Legit.ng notes that the meeting is convened ahead of the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17.

In its own version of the report, The Nation states that 16 out of the 20 APC governors converge were present at the meeting.

Buhari meets APC governors over crises

President Buhari meets APC governors over crises. Photo credit: Presidency
Source: UGC

Those reportedly present were governors of Borno, Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Kebbi, Jigawa, Osun, Imo, Gombe, Niger, Kastsina, Plateau, Ondo, Kano, Kwara, and Nassarawa while those yet to arrive, at the time of filing the report, were Kaduna, Ekiti, Yobe and Kogi governors.

Meanwhile, there seems to be a ray of hope for Adams Oshiomhole, the suspended national chairman of the APC, even in the midst of his present travails.

This is as the embattled chairman is getting the support of some APC governors, about 11 of them, and the national leader of the ruling party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The timely backing for Oshiomhole came on Sunday, March 15, ahead of the APC's NEC meeting.

In addition, Chief Bisi Akande, the chairman of the APC’s reconciliation committee, has urged all rival factions of the party to sheath their swords and withdraw court cases to allow peace reign.

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Initially, Legit.ng reported that the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, reacted to the purported removal of Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the APC.

Speaking to journalists on Friday, March 13, in Owerri, the state capital, Uzodinma said those calling for Oshiomhole’s removal will fail.

He said patriotic forces within the ruling party would not allow Oshiomhole to be humiliated out of office.

He also accused some members of the party of working with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to create a crisis.

“Many of us, leaders of the party, are aware that those clamouring for the chairman’s removal are working with the PDP to destabilise the party but they will fail.

“We will not allow them to humiliate our national chairman out of office through illegal means or allow any action that will bring the party to public ridicule,” Uzodinma said.

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