President Muhammadu Buhari met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors on Tuesday, April 24,at the presidential villa, Abuja behind closed doors between 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
Presidency sources told State House correspondents that the president used the opportunity to endorse former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, for the chairmanship of the party The unnamed official, stated that President Buhari had resolved to back Oshiomhole for the party’s chairmanship position.
“The president called this meeting with the progressive governors to ask them to back Oshiomhole’s candidature. That’s the purpose of the meeting administration that is the President’s position,” New Telegraph quoted the source as saying.
The ruling party had fixed it’s national convention for May 14 in Abuja, where its new National Working Committee members would be elected. Governors at the meeting included those of Edo, Kogi, Kaduna, Plateau, Adamawa, Zamfara, Imo, Kano, Borno, Niger, Nasarawa, Ogun, Oyo, Jigawa and Kebbi states.