Just In: Tinubu Absent as Buhari, APC Critical Stakeholders Meet Over 2023

Just In: Tinubu Absent as Buhari, APC Critical Stakeholders Meet Over 2023

  • A delegation led by the All Progressives Congress (APC)’ stakeholders paid a visit to President Buhari on Friday, July 22
  • Some members of the delegation include APC vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, and Deputy Speaker of the House of Reps, Idris Wase
  • The presidential candidate of the ruling party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was, however, not present at the meeting

State House, Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, July 22, hosted a delegation led by the All Progressives Congress (APC)’ stakeholders at the State House, Abuja.

The delegation, which consists of the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase, the APC Vice Presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima, and other key members of the party, was ushered in to see the president at about 3pm, The Punch reported.

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President Buhari hosts APC stakeholders at the State House on Friday, July 22. Photo credit: Kashim Shettima
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Others present are former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, former Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe and former Chief of Air Staff Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar.

Also in attendance are some members of the Progressives Governors Forum. They include Babagana Zulum of Borno, Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe, Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa and Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi.

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A former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, and Senator representing Taraba South Senatorial District, Emmanuel Bwacha, were also in attendance.

However, the party’s standard bearer, Bola Tinubu, was not present at the meeting, The Nation also reported.

Legit.ng notes that the visit comes about two days after Shettima was unveiled as Tinubu’s substantive running mate.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari on Wednesday, July 20, received All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, almost immediately after he was officially unveiled.

Shettima was accompanied on the visit by Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum. Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu in a statement released after the meeting said Buhari struck a chord of humour while responding to a flowery speech by Shettima at the State House in Abuja.

“I will respond to your speech when I am handing over to you and your boss. God willing, you are going to win,” the president was quoted as saying.

Source: Legit.ng

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