President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with five governors from his own party All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The APC Governors were;
1. Chairman Nigerian Governors Forum and Zamfara State Governor Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari,
2. Chairman APC Governor’s Forum and Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha,
3. Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun,
4. Kano State Governor Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and
5. Plateau Stae Governor, Mr Simon Lanlong
Governor Yari disclosed to State House correspondents after the meeting with President Buhari, “We consulted and all the 24 governors of the APC are on the same page with Mr. President that we are going to respect our party’s constitution, and respect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Therefore, we collectively agreed that we will have congresses at all levels – Local – State and National.
“The committee set up by the National Secretariat of our party headed by governor of Plateau State, is presenting its report later today (Wednesday).
“The governors are also meeting with the working committee today so that we come up with convention committee names as well as timetable of the election.
“So, there is no deadlock in our meeting, we have progressed and very soon you will have the names of the convention committee members as well as the timetable.”
Buhari had at the party’s National Executive Committee’s meeting last week declared as illegal, a proposal for the extension of the tenure of the John Odigie-Oyegun-led NWC of the party.