- President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Adams Oshiomhole in Abuja
- Oshiomhole is favoured to become the national chairman of the APC
The meeting is held ahead of the party's national convention fixed for June, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari met with former governor of Edo state and major contender for the position of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, May 24, ahead of the party’s national convention.
Daily Trust reports that the closed-door meeting between the two politicians lasted about two hours and held inside the president’s office at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Oshiomhole was reportedly accompanied to the meeting by the chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha of Imo state.
Though details of the meeting had not been revealed, it was learnt it may be related to the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) planned for June, 2018.
President Buhari was said to have earlier endorsed Oshiomhole’s aspiration and asked the governors to support him.
The report further says Oshiomhole is also believed to have the support of the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
Oshiomhole and Okorocha were said to have refused to speak with journalists after the meeting.
Rising from the meeting with the president yesterday, however, Oshiomhole and Okorocha refused to speak to State House correspondents on their mission to Aso Rock.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that federal government on Thursday, May 24, declared that there was no truth in the allegations that it substituted some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress’ sub-committees for the national convention.
It was reported that the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja said it was not in the character of President Buhari to interfere in party affairs or matters before the courts.
He noted that it was disingenuous to attribute every perceived infraction in activities of party or government appointees to the president’s desk.
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