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Why I Summoned Emergency Meeting With APC Governors, Others – Adamu




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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu has dropped a hint about why he scheduled an emergency meeting with the Governors of the party and other stakeholders ahead of the 2023 election.

Naija News reports Adamu held a crucial meeting with the Governors and others including members of the National Working Committee (NWC) at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja on Sunday.

The agenda on the programme of the event reflected ‘Interactions’ and ‘Preparations for the general election’ but speaking to journalists shortly before the meeting went into a closed-door session, Adamu explained that recent developments and the need to hear everybody’s view necessitated the meeting.

The APC National Chairman hinted that the meeting would focus on “what is going on today in the country as it affects our great party.”

Though he didn’t specifically mention any particular issue, the meeting is coming at a time some Governors of the party are at loggerheads with President Muhammadu Buhari over the naira redesign policy recently introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The Governors have gone as far as dragging their rejection of the new naira policy before the Supreme Court.

Adamu said, “It is my privilege to welcome you to this important and emergency meeting. We have found a situation where there is a pressing need to get together as standard bearers of our states in Nigeria who were elected on the platforms of our great party, the APC.

“I am happy with the response so far. And it is my understanding that more of the governors are on their way coming. You will recall the recent development that has necessitated the need for this invitation.

“We do not want to seat in the judgement of anybody or bodies with regards to what is going on today in the country as it affects our great party. I thought it best to get all those who are holding forth in the critical positions in the party to get together and have some interaction so that we can have a better interpretation and appreciation of the situation that we are in. That is the essence of this invitation.”

Roll Call Of Governors

The meeting had in attendance Governors Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa) and Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti), Sani Bello (Niger) and members of the National Working Committee of the party.

Also present were representatives of the Imo and Katsina state governors.

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However, Governors Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos) were absent.

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