- President Muhammadu Buhari met with APC governors in Abuja
- The meeting may not be unconnected with the defection of members to PDP
- Details of the meeting have not been made public yet
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with All Progressives Congress (APC) state governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting, which commenced at about 9.48p.m, is being attended by about 16 out of the current 21 APC governors while those absent were represented by their deputies.
Others attending the meeting are the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari and other presidential aides.
NAN gathered that the agenda of the meeting may not be unconnected with the gale of defections within the APC.
It would be recalled that the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, governors of Benue, Kwara and Sokoto as well as the deputy governor of Kano announced their defections from the APC and joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Some members of the National Assembly also defected from the APC to join various political party, last week.
The governors that attended the meeting included Gov. Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state and Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi. Others were Gov. Jubril Bindow of Adamawa, Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state.
Also at the meeting were Ogun state governor Ibikunle Amosun, Simon Lalong of Plateau, Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state and Niger state governor, Sani Bello.
Governors Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Tanko Almakura (Nasarawa), Godwin Obaseki (Edo) and Osun deputy governor, Grace Laoye-Tomori, were also in attendance.
President Buhari had earlier met with some APC senators and national chairman of APC over the defections.
Meanwhile, a member of the APC Board of Trustees, Ismael Ahmed, said Nigerians now know better and will reject the PDP in the 2019 general elections.
Ahmed stated this during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, July 25, in Abuja.
“What we are interested in is the survival of this platform; Nigerians have rejected PDP over and over again and they will reject it in 2019, God’s willing,” he said.
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