Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have said they are supporting the call for an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
The Kebbi State Governor and Chairman of the APC Governors Forum, Abubakar Bagudu, made this known on Wednesday night.
Recall that a factional chairman of the party, Victor Giadom, had announced a plan to convene a NEC meeting at the Presidential Villa on Thursday (today) with President Muhammadu Buhari set to attend.
Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES, Bagudu said APC governors are pushing for the emergency meeting in order to find a long-lasting solution to the leadership crisis rocking the party.
He added that the governors are united in their call for the meeting in order to have a united and strong party that will be ready for the 2023 general elections.
Bagudu said that the main essence of the meeting is to foster peace and harmony in the party and to save it from its present predicament.
He said: “A situation where the party is mired in crisis, where court cases are being filed all around and people making all manner of claims, it is disruptive and destructive.”
The Kebbi governor denied permutations for the 2023 elections as the reason for the action of the governors.
“We were given a mandate in which we just finished only one year. I think any person of faith should not be talking about 2023 at this time,” he said.