The All Progressives Congress Governors will meet today (Tuesday) to discuss on the party will raise funds for the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States.
Information gathered revealed that governors elected under the platform of APC and other leaders in the party are determined to see the party victorious in the forthcoming governorship elections.
The meeting will also see top officials of the party discuss how APC would defeat the Peoples Democratic Party and other parties contesting the elections.
The governors under the Progressives Governors Forum would meet with the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni to discuss the plans need to put in place ahead of the election.
A source, who spoke about the meeting said, “The Ondo and Edo state governorship elections will be the main thrust of the meeting.”
“The main task is to come up with strategies on how to reclaim Edo State and retain Ondo State.”
“We also need to raise funds for the two elections amidst all the challenges we are facing nationwide. For Edo, we no longer have the governor and his supporters, we have to raise funds to assist our candidate and we are running out of time.”
Two aspirants already jostling for the deputy governorship slot
“There is also a proposal to set up another small committee of governors to further explore the option of reconciliation among aspirants in Ondo State.”
“We will be reaching out to the Ondo State governor (Rotimi Akerodolu) also because he will have to let us know what he is willing to concede.”
“We cannot afford to go into this election as a divided house.”
“There is the cheery news that at least two of the aspirants are already open to being considered as running mates.”
Further information revealed that the caretaker committee of the party will be unveiling the membership of the APC primary election committee on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Buni-led APC caretaker committee on Monday handed over the report of its Screening Committee for the Ondo State Governorship primary to the Appeal Committee.
The Secretary of the APC caretaker committee, Senator John Udoedehe, called on all members of the committee to do all within its power to ensure that the party didn’t repeat the errors that led to the loss of Bayelsa and other states.
He told members of the appeal committee that the party under the leadership of Buni was more than ever before committed to taking the party to greater heights.
In response, the chairman of the Appeal Committee, Umar Lawan-Kereto, said, “My committee will come with a very positive analysis of what was done by the screening committee. We will do our best. We thank you for seeing us fit to do this job and we will not let you down.”