About 14 APC Governors, including Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha not invited for meeting
Kaduna state Governor Nasiru el-Rufa’i and Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi had been organizing meetings with other All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors to endorse the incumbent Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari for second term, in the upcoming 2019 Presidential election.
It was gathered that the ruling APC Governors are allegedly persuading the President to run for a second term. The party had held two meetings, one in October and the other this December at the Abuja residence of Amaechi.
Report also revealed that those who were in the first meeting held on Friday, October 27, 2017 are Governor El-Rufa’i, Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi, Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa and Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, while people who attended the second meeting on Monday, December 18, 2019 includes; Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau, Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa, Samuel Ortom of Benue and Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi.
However, some of the APC Governors who were not invited have criticized the deed by Amaechi and El-Rufa’i.
Meanwhile, the APC National Secretary, Alhaji Maimala Buni commended the development. He said; “We are happy with the moves by our governors if really they made any such move to encourage Buhari to go for a second term and continue with the good work he is doing.
Remember that we collectively passed a vote of confidence on the President during our last National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja. We still stand by that; our president deserves our support.
President Buhari has the right of first refusal. This is the tradition all over the world. As a party, we would keep to our promise through President Buhari in the areas of fighting corruption, security of life of Nigerians and revitalization of the economy through self-sufficiency in agriculture, power generation, infrastructure and education.
Nigeria is on a path to glory through President Buhari; what the governors are doing is therefore legitimate, we are fully with them just the way Nigerians are truly in support of the president.”
About 14 APC Governors, including Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha were not invited for the meeting.