Breaking: Buhari, APC Governors in Closed-Door Meeting Over National Convention

Breaking: Buhari, APC Governors in Closed-Door Meeting Over National Convention

  • Governors under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are meeting with President Buhari about the conduct of the party's national convention
  • The president and governors are holding talks in the Executive Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja
  • The meeting is expected to discuss the postponement of the party’s convention earlier slated for February 26
  • Recall the APC in a letter addressed to INEC announced that it had taken a decision to postpone its convention

Presidential Villa, Abuja - A report by The Nation indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari and governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) are in a closed-door meeting.

The meeting which is being held at the Executive Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja started around 3pm.

APC Governors
President Buhari is currently meeting with the governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Abuja. Photo credit: Rotimi Akeredolu
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It was gathered that the meeting was rescheduled following the postponement of the previous gathering by President Buhari before he travelled to Belgium for the EU-African Summit, The Punch added.

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The meeting is coming on the heels of the postponement of the ruling party’s national convention earlier slated for February 26.

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Those in attendance include 18 members of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF).

APC postpones scheduled February national convention indefinitely

This development is coming a day after APC announced it postponed the exercise indefinitely.

The ruling party in a letter dated Monday, February 21, informed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the new change.

The letter signed by the chairman and secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, and Senator John James Akpanudoedehe indicates that this notice supersedes the earlier notice for the convention.

Former PGF DG names 4 governors working against APC's national convention

According to an earlier report by, the former director-general of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and chieftain of the APC, Salihu Lukman, alleged that four serving governors of the party were working against the national convention slated for February 26.

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Lukman also alleged that the governors have reduced the majority of the members of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the APC to mere observers.

In a statement released on Monday, February 21, and seen by, Lukman listed the culprits as the governors of Yobe state Mai Mala Buni, Kogi state Yahaya Bello, Imo state Hope Uzodinma and their Ogun counterpart Dapo Abiodun.


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