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Okorocha, Yari Meet Buhari Over Ward Congresses



Buhari mets Okorocha and others (Photo Credit: NAN)

Governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo and Abdul aziz Yari of Zamfara met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Daura, Katsina state met behind closed doors.

Alhaji Bashir Ahmad, the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media confirmed the meeting on his twitter handle.

He posted: “President Muhammadu Buhari this evening received chairman of the Progressives Governors‘Forum (PGF), Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo.’’

Naija News gathered that while speaking to newsmen after the meeting the Okorocha said that he updated the president on the outcome of the ward congresses conducted by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) across the country.

“We expect internal democracy and internal democracy is the way to go. Those kind of funny politics that were played must stop, where people want to carry ballot boxes, steal results looks so primitive.

“I intimated Mr President and we will make sure that such things must stop.’’ Okorocha said.

He frowned at the way some members of the party in some states conducted themselves during the exercise, saying the party would check such incidents in future.

While speaking about President Buhari’s response in the meeting he said “He spoke like the President and he will take the necessary steps to correct this in our party, APC, not just in Imo but across the whole nation, to make sure that there is respect for internal democracy.”

However, Gov.Yari, who spoke on the outcome of the ward congresses, said the exercise went well in the North West region.

You know in a democracy you cannot expect everything to work 100 per cent.

“But in our region from the information available to us, everything went well in Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kano, where people expected that there may be a problem, the exercise was successful.

“But anybody that has complain, there is a committee set up by the national executive of the party, they should take their complains there so that they will be attended to.” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) observed that mixed reactions characterized the outcome of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ward congresses across the country.

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