President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the north at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting is coming a day before the commencement of the party’s convention to elect its presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
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)
- Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina)
- Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa)
- Bello Matawale (Zamfara)
- Mallam Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna)
- Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano)
- Yahaya Inuwa (Gombe)
- Abubakar Bello (Niger)
- 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.
Convention: Don’t be like PDP, Group tells APC ahead of presidential primary
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
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.