- Stakeholders in APC have been putting up the strength to solve the crisis in the ruling party
- Three governors on Monday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari
- Perceived to be gunning for Adams Oshiomhole's removal, the governors said they have made their position known
Three governors perceived to be championing the removal of Adams Oshiomhole on Monday, June 22, met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari over the internal unrest that has lately left the All Progressive Congress (APC) in hodge-podge.
The governors, who met with the president at the State House, are Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, Simon Lalong of Plateau and Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, The Nation reports.
They are believed to be drumming support for Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state who was seeking re-election under the ruling party before he later decamped to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after his disqualification.
Speaking after the meeting, Bagudu who is the president of the Progressive Governors' Forum (PGF), said the meeting was to let the president know the position of the PGF governors.
The Kebbi governor also said that APC, despite the differing internal issues, believes in dialogue, hence the reason President Buhari has to be consulted because he "attaches sanctity to constitutionalism."
“The reason for our visit is to discuss with him as our party leader, as the leader that millions of Nigerians trust, to discuss party issues and the position of the Progressive Governors to support all steps to unify and bring about peaceful resolution in our party, the All Progressives Congress," Bagudu told journalists after the meeting.
Bagudu also noted that the APC is not a perfect assembly. He, however, said President Buhari has shown that he is a democrat who is not interested in breaking the ranks.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Ondo state deputy governor, Honourable Agboola Ajayi, has stated that the APC in Ondo has become a poisoned space.
Ajayi, who recently resigned from the ruling party, disclosed this after defecting to the PDP.
He said the reason he resigned from APC is that the party is having breathing difficulties because one man is kneeling on its neck.
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