- President Bola Tinubu met with members of the Progressives Governors Forum at the presidential villa on Friday
- Also joined the meeting between the president and the governors was vice president Kashim Shettima
- The meeting between the governors, the president, and the vice president was first of its kind between the trio since their inauguration on Monday
Presidential Villa, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu met with the Progressives Governors' Forum (PGF) members at the council chamber of the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday, June 2.
The president was joined by Vice President Kashim Shettima at the meeting with the governors elected under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), The Nation reported.
Tinubu and Shettima's meeting with the APC governors would be the first of its kind since their inauguration on Monday, May 29.
Uzodinma leads APC governors to Tinubu
The governors were led by the newly elected chairman of the forum, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state.
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Other governors on the list are Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa); Babagana Zulum (Borno); Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos); Umar Namadi (Jigawa); Mai Mala Buni (Yobe); Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe); and Yahaya Bello (Kogi).
Also included on the list are Dikko Radda (Katsina); AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (Kwara); Aliyu Ahmed (Sokoto); Bassey Otu (Cross River); Uba Sani (Kaduna); Dapo Abiodun (Ogun); Francis Nwifuru (Ebonyi); Umar Bago (Niger); and Father Hyacinth Alia (Benue).
List of APC governors absent when others meet Tinubu
The APC governors who were absent at the meeting were Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti); Dr Nasir Idris (Kebbi); and Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo).
Tinubu and some of the governors were both sworn in on Monday, May 29, the constitutionally set date for the most transition.
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Governors who were not sworn in either for the first or second term among them would have off-season elections in their state. APC governors in the category are the likes of Uzodinma and Yahaya Bello.
See the videos of the meeting here:
Tinubu Officially declares Gbajabiamila as chief of staff
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu has appointed the speaker of the House of Representatives as his chief of staff.
The president made the appointment official at a meeting with members of the Progressives Governors' Forum of the APC at the state house in Abuja on Friday.
Gbajabiamila, who has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2003, will be moving from the Green Chamber to the Presidential Villa as Chief of Staff to the president.