Buhari Restates Need For Party Unity Ahead Of Party Convention
Ahead of the All Progressives National Convention, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday evening met with Governors within the ruling All Progressives Congress, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
NIGERIA NEWS recalls that The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had in May confirmed Saturday, June 23 as the date for the Party’s National Convention.
National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi said it has confirmed June 23 as the date for the convention and scheduled June 25 as the date for the inauguration of the new Party executives.
Buhari’s meeting with the Governors had in attendance the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, governors of Adamawa, Edo, Imo, Kwara, Kebbi, Kano, Katsina, Benue, Ogun, Jigawa, Kogi, Zamfara, Plateau and Kaduna states, among others.
Speaking with State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting with President Muhammadu, The Imo State Governor who is also the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha said the
“Mr President is our father and as governors of APC, we usually meet with him from time to time to rub minds and discuss issues that concern our party and the country.
“He (the President) wished all of us well and advised us that we should approach the convention in unity. We all agreed to go there in unity and come out stronger,” Bello said.
“We looked at the way forward because we are going into the heat of politics and we must be prepared for any political issues that may come up.
“The interesting thing here is that we are more united than ever so we are ready for elections come 2019 and we are sure that people will be proud of the APC and the outcome of our programmes; we are very fine,” he said.