BREAKING: Buhari, Northern Governors in Closed-Door Meeting Ahead of APC Primary

BREAKING: Buhari, Northern Governors in Closed-Door Meeting Ahead of APC Primary

  • President Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) northern governors ahead of the party's presidential primary
  • According to report, the meeting with the APC governors is the fourth parley in his effort to ensure that the party presents a consensus candidate
  • Governors present include Atiku Bagudu, Simeon Lalong, Abubakar Baduru and Babagana Zulum among others

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary, President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with APC governors from the north at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting with the APC governors is part of the president's effort to ensure that the party presents a consensus candidate so as to reduce acrimony that may arise at the end of the convention, This Day reports.

Buhari, Northern Governors in Closed-Door Meeting Ahead of APC Primary
President Buhari meets All Progressives Congress (APC) northern governors ahead of the party's presidential primary
Source: UGC

The governors in attendance are Chairman of Progressive Governors Forum and governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu, chairman of Northern governors Forum and governor of Plateau State, Simeon Lalong, Abubakar Baduru (Jigawa) and Babagana Zulum (Borno).

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Others are Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Bello Matawale (Zamfara), Mallam Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Yahaya Inuwa (Gombe), Abubakar Bello (Niger), and the Yobe State governor, Mai Mala Buni.

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2023: Buhari speaks on how APC presidential candidate should emerge

Legit.ng had earlier reported that President Buhari broke his silence on the method of choosing the presidential candidate of the APC during the forthcoming presidential primary.

The president advised the APC governors to focus on the changing dynamics of the country and the expectations of Nigerians in electing a candidate.

He urged them to have victory as their major focus in the entire process, adding that the flagbearer must be someone who will give a sense of confidence to the masses.

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Meanwhile, Legacy Transformation Initiative, a policy formulation, and analysis hub has lamented the inducement of delegates by Nigerian politicians as seen in the just concluded primary election held by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The non-partisan group called on the ruling APC not to toe the path of the PDP ahead of its convention.

It said it will be a stain on the reputation of the party if its delegates are induced monetarily as it was in the case of the opposition party.

Consensus: Yahaya Bello angrily storms out of APC governors meeting

In another report, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state walked out angrily after a meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) governors in Abuja on Monday, June 6.

A video shared by the Leadership newspaper on its Facebook page showed the governor talking angrily as he exited the venue of the meeting alongside his colleagues.

Source: Legit.ng

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