- President Muhammadu Buhari met with APC governors in Abuja
- Governor Rochas Okorocha assured the president that there will be no more defection
- He said they were aware of the plans of those who have defected
Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, August 1.
The APC national chairman, Adams Oshiohmole, who also spoke on the outcome of the closed door meeting, said the governors were on a solidarity visit to President Buhari
Also speaking, the chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo, assured that no governor will defect from the party anymore.
Okorocha, who briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting, said they deliberated on the defections of two of their colleagues.
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.
However, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, who is the current chairman of the Governors’ Forum as well as governors of Bauchi and Yobe states were absent at the meeting.
Meanwhile, the gale of defection from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties has been described as a strategic plan by enemies of Ndigbo to ensure that the presidency eludes the southeast come 2023.
This was stated by an APC chieftain in Imo state, Prince Anthony Chyma, in a press statement sent to NAIJ.com on Tuesday, July 31, in Abuja.
He said a calculated attempt is being made to thwart the chances of President Muhammudu Buhari from handing over power to a candidate from the southeast come 2023
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