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APC Govs Insist On February National Convention

APC Govs Insist On February National Convention
  • PublishedJanuary 17, 2022

The Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) rose from their meeting Sunday night in Abuja with a resolution to go ahead with the national convention of the party as earlier announced in February.

The meeting which took place behind closed doors at the Kebbi state Governor’s Lodge in the Asokoro District of Abuja ended at about 11:30 pm and had several APC governors in attendance.

There were however divisions amongst them as to whether to go on with the convention in February or shift it to a later date.

Among governors in attendance at the meeting were Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger), Mohammed Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi).

Others were Babajide Sanwoolu (Lagos), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Simon Bako Lalong (Plateau), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe), Hope Uzodinma (Imo), Ben Ayade (Cross River), Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Kwara), Babagana Zulum (Borno), Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano), Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti).

Chairman of the Forum and Kebbi state Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu while briefing journalists at the end of the meeting said the forum agreed to go ahead with the national convention slated for February.

However no specific date was given in February, according to Bagudu, the CECPC would have to consult with other stakeholders to harmonize all positions and announce a suitable date for the convention in February.

The forum also passed a vote of confidence on Gov. Buni and the two other governors in the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee.

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