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APC Presidential Primary: Bated breath as Buhari meets with Northern APC governors

8 months ago
Herald News

Hours before the start of the APC national convention, President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be having meeting with governors of northern states who are members of the ruling party, APC.

The meeting is being held at the State House in Abuja, it was learnt.

The meeting is being held hours before the APC picks its presidential candidate for next year’s general elections.

Recall that majority of the Northern APC governors had earlier called on the party to pick its presidential candidate from Southern Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Jigawa State, Abubakar Badaru, says the northern governors are still expecting President Muhammadu Buhari, to act on their proposal for power shift to the south.

Mr. Badaru stated this during an interview with the BBC Hausa on Sunday.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and leaders of the party from the north had, on Saturday, canvassed the zoning of the presidency to the south.

Mr Badaru, who is a presidential aspirants on the platform of the party, said Mr Buhari is yet to decide on the issue.

He explained that the statement by the 11 governors on power shift was a proposal, not a declaration.

Mr Badaru said he was surprised “to hear that a communique has been issued with the signature of people, which in all honesty was a proposal meant to be taken to Baba (Buhari). If he agrees with it, it will be implemented and if he doesn’t agree, we will continue with any proposal he puts forward since all of us, the northern governors are loyal to Buhari and whatever he says, God willing, we will do it.”

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