Some details of the parley between All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors and President Muhammadu Buhari, have been made available to POLITICS NIGERIA.
The meeting scheduled to discuss the suspension of the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and other leadership problems rocking the party, was held at the Aso Villa on Monday.
Those at the meeting were Governors Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe, Babagana Zullum of Borno, Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger, Simon Lalong of Plateau, Babatide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Aminu Masari of Katsina, and Hope Uzodinma of Imo.
According to Atiku Bagudu who spoke to journalists after the meeting, the President’s intervention was sought by the Governors and the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting slated for tomorrow was suspended.
“We met with Mr. President; among other issues we discussed about the party in appreciation to Mr. President how he has given access to each of us individually and collectively.
“And among the issues we discussed was the need with resolution that the governor’s have taken to work together to resolve all the issues in the party.
“And also we seek Mr. President support to postpone the National Executive Council NEC meeting that is scheduled for tomorrow until such a time that the governors are ready to report back.” Bagudu said.
Asked if Buhari supported the postponement, he said: “Yes he’s so happy that we all agree to that.”
This development is coming a day after the national leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu published an open letter addressing the crisis currently rocking the party.
Tinubu, however, expressed his total confidence and support of Oshiomhole’s leadership.