Wednesday, 4 April 2018

APC Governors Back Buhari On Decision To End Oyegun, Others’ Tenure


Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have finally resolved their differences on the position of President Muhammadu Buhari regarding the extension of the tenure of party officials.

The decision followed a second meeting between Mr. Buhari and the governors in his office on Wednesday.


The president on Tuesday met with the governors over his decision to oppose tenure elongation for national and state APC officials.

Mr. Buhari, last week, told a meeting of APC National Executive Committee (NEC), that its earlier decision to extend the tenure of the party’s officials by one year was against the APC constitution and that of Nigeria.

Tuesday’s meeting deadlocked as the governors remained divided on whether to support the president’s new decision or not.
The governors later met alone Tuesday night after which they returned to the presidential villa to meet with the president.

Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State said, “Gentlemen of the press, you know yesterday, we left you in the dark after the meeting and today, we have seen so many captions that there is disagreement between the governors over the issue of party Chairman or about the party leadership.

“No. We had a meeting with Mr. President yesterday (Tuesday), and we extended the meeting today and we followed up with the consultations with the president now.

“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 constitution, we are going to respect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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