- The APC governors in the north-central are meeting the chief of staff to the president, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari
- Progressives governors had earlier met with President Buhari in Aso Villa on Monday, June 22
- The meeting was centered on the crisis rocking the ruling APC
The governors of the north-central states are currently in a closed-door meeting with the chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, at the State House, Abuja, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the meeting started at about 4 pm with the governors of Kogi, Yahaya Bello, Niger, Sani Bello, Kwara, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sule, and Plateau, Simon Lalong in attendance.
The reason for the meeting may not be unconnected with the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress over the choice of governorship candidate in Edo state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a youth group under the aegis of concerned All Progressives Congress (APC) members stormed the national secretariat of the party and called for the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC).
It was reported that the group on Monday, June 22, protested at the party's headquarters stating that since 2015, the working committee has been undermining President Muhammadu Buhari's legacies.
The APC youth group went on to note that instead of the NWC to be supporting the Nigerian leader they have been working against President Buhari.
They urged party leaders such as Bola Ahmed Tinubu, president of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to act.
Comrade Okpoku Ogenyi, the coordinator and spokesman of the APC group also urged the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) to immediately begin the process of the dissolution.
Earlier, it was reported that Victor Giadom, the Rivers politician who recently declared himself national chairman of the governing but troubled APC, was suspended.
On Sunday, June 21, Giadom was suspended over allegations of gross disobedience of the APC constitution.
The former deputy national secretary was hit with the sanction by the party's branch in Rivers state.
The report quoted Livingstone Wechie, spokesperson to the acting chairman of the party in the state, Igo Aguma, as giving the confirmation. According to Wechie, Giadom was suspended after a committee investigated the allegations against him and came up with its report.
In another report, in order to downplay the trouble in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Lukman, the director-general, Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), said there were efforts to solve the problems facing the party.
Lukman disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Monday, June 22. According to him, progressive governors are all individually and collectively committed to the development of the party.
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