Our Next Chairman Would Emerge From Consensus – APC Governors
Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the party’s next national chairman would emerge from consensus.
Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu, made this known while briefing State House Correspondents on Tuesday.
Bagudu said the decision was taken during a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and APC governors at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
The Kebbi governor said past chairmen of the party were elected based on consensus and it would continue in the same light this time around.
He also said that Buhari has approved the March 26 National Convention date and agreed to the current timetable as released by the Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee on Monday.
Bagudu maintained that the governors are united over these matters and will forge ahead with preparations for the party’s convention.
Also speaking with reporters, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has denied reports that the governors are not divided over the timing of the convention.
The governor, however, confirmed that the governors had their differences but they are all on the same page now regarding the convention.
He said: “There were differences among governors over the timing of the convention. This is what the media called ‘divided governors’. There’s no way you can have 22 governors agreeing on every issue. You can have differences, but to call it division is using a word too far.
“But after our meeting last night to deliberate on the proposal by the national caretaker committee, and our briefing with Mr President today, we are all on the same page.“