- APC governors have promised to win Ondo and Edo states guber elections for the ruling party
- The governors made this vow during a crucial virtual meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, July 28
- The president also expressed confidence and pleasure with the ways the APC governors "identified their priorities"
Following a crucial meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, July 28, governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have expressed the desire to work together for a common interest.
Legit.ng recalls that governors, in a virtual session also attended by vice-president Yemi Osinbajo, met with the president over the forthcoming Ondo and Edo states gubernatorial election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the guber elections in both states to the latter part of the year, raising concern in the ruling party, considering the fact that APC just reshuffled its leadership amid prolonged internal feud.
Speaking after the meeting, President Buhari expressed pleasure over the coordination of the ruling party by the APC governors.
In a statement by his senior media and publicity aide Garba Shehu, President Buhari said he is happy the governors know their priority, urging them to pull interest together in order to win the Ondo and Edo poll.
“I am happy that they knew their responsibilities as governors and had identified the right priorities,” Buhari said while also hailing the national caretaker committee recently constituted which is led by Governor Mai Mala Buni-led of Yobe state.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Atiku Bagudu, thanked the president for his leadership and achievements.
The Kebbi governor also promised that the APC governors will work assiduously to win the Edo and Ondo election for their party.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government has said President Buhari will not resign over alleged cases of corruption that occurred in some government agencies.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, made the government’s positions known at a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, July 25.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had called for the president’s resignation over reported corruption in some government agencies including Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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