APC Governors To Meet Buhari Over National Convention
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to meet with governors elected under the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday over the party’s national convention.
Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, made this known on Friday in a chat with reporters after meeting with the President in Aso Rock, Abuja.
Lalong revealed that the President and the governors might likely choose a definite date for the national convention slated for February.
The governor said that his colleagues have now assured the president that the convention will hold as announced by the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu.
He said the President’s warning to the party was a signal for the party to hold a memorable convention so that it will not disintegrate.
Lalong added that the president’s warning is for the party to redouble its effort or it risked losing power to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Recall that President Buhari had warned APC chieftains against anointing candidates or appointing roles to members.
Buhari gave the warning on Thursday in an interview with the National Television Authority (NTA) and monitored by Naija News.
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the President stated that there will no kingmaker or godfather roles in the ruling party and will not tolerate such.
The Nigerian leader advised aspirants seeking elective positions to embark on a massive campaign and let the people decide their candidate.