Left to right: President Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, President-elect congratulate Hilda Baci for bringing honour home.

Buhari, APC Governors, meet today


President Muhammadu Buhari is expected today to hold a crucial meeting with APC Governors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting which is at the instance of the President who is the leader of the party would x-ray the state of affairs within the APC which have militated against moves to host its national convention .

Following widespread disagreements among key players within the ruilng party, the proposed Convention which was scheduled to take place on the 26th of February has been moved by one month.

The APC has already communicated the change in plan to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

It is now proposing March 26th, 2023 as the new date for the National Convention.

Sources within the party are suggesting that the President is possibly in the know of the decision to adopt a new convention date.

Reports say the party’s governors are split into major disagreeing camps over contending interests.

They have failed to agree on  zoning and efforts  by the leadership to build a broad consensus, with some members of the party accusing the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Bala Buni, the National Caretaker Committee Chairman, of nursing a presidential ambition.

Prior to the decision to shift the convention, there were moves by a group of aspirants to get the present  leadership to annul the February 26th date.

The Buni led Caretaker Committee had equally argued that it would be wrong to defranchise some states that are struggling to hold their congresses.

Some of those congresses, are billed to take place on February 26th which was originally set aside for the convention.

Today’s meeting at the Villa is likely to endorse a new Convention date and possibly resolve some of the teething differences that are making it impossible for the APC to move forward.

There are fears in some circles that the meeting may endorse the push by some aggrieved members  for the dissolution of the Buni led Caretaker Committee.

Nigerians are waiting to see what the outcome of the meeting between the President and Governors elected on the platform of the APC would be.

Recall that last Tuesday, a similar meeting planned for the Presidential Villa was put off, following the trip of the President to Brussels to attend a gathering of some world leaders.

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