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Buhari Ignores Governors, Insists On Adamu As Next APC Chairman




[Breaking] 2023: Outcome Of APC Govs’ Meeting On Consensus Revealed

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly waved off pressures from some state governors for him to change his mind about the choice of former Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Adamu as the next national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The three governors were said to have tried to prevail on President Buhari to change his mind during Tuesday’s meeting with other APC Governors.

The Governors, identified as one from the South-East, another from the South-West, and the last from the North-Central were said to be unhappy with the current arrangement and tried to get Buhari to change his mind on Adamu and also the zoning formula released by the party last week.

However, they were unable to get the President to change his mind according to a source who spoke on the details of Tuesday’s meeting between the APC Governors and President Buhari.

The source quoted by The Nation said the three Governors were unhappy as they couldn’t get their wishes approved during the meeting.

“At the meeting, the President disowned a fresh zoning arrangement proposed and presented by three governors and the names suggested for some offices.

“He reconfirmed the original zoning formula adopted by the PGF last week and insisted on Abdullahi Adamu as his choice for chairman at the convention. The three governors trying to alter the zoning formula were all crest fallen at the meeting today.

“Mai Mala Buni did not show up because he got wind of what was going to happen at our meeting with Mr President. Maybe, he didn’t want to be caught up in the crossfire of the divided PGF.

“The three governors included one from the South-East, another from the South-West and the last from the North-Central. They were not happy that their influential colleagues even got the meeting scheduled.

“They and their agents in the villa did everything to block the meeting from holding but they did not succeed,” the source said.

The Governors elected on the platform of the APC were led to the meeting by the Kebbi State Governor who is also the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Alhaji Atiku Bagudu.

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Other governors at the meeting included Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Aminu Masari (Katsina), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Hope Uzodinma (Imo), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Sani Bello (Niger), Umar Ganduje (Kano), and outing deputy governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke.