State governors in Nigeria on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are reportedly meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari inside Aso Rock reportedly in their bid to pressure the him to seek re-election in 2019.
While Premium Times reports that the details of the meeting were not yet made public at the time of this report, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) says it could be related to the governors’ plan to put pressure on Buhari to seek re-election in 2019.
According to the report, the meeting began at about 2.15pm and is holding inside the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting may also deliberate on some national and party issues including the president’s disapproval of tenure elongation for APC national executives.
The governors had, on February 22, met behind closed doors, after which the president pledged to address the nation on whether he will seek re-election in 2019.
The chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo, who spoke to State House correspondents on the outcome of the February meeting, said the president was to address the caucus of the APC on the matter.
“We discussed so many issues that affect the nation, our party and Mr President’s ambition to run for 2019 elections.
“Anyhow, Mr President in his usual manner has requested that we give him time and that he will address the nation and the caucus of the party very soon
“So we should be full of expectations that Mr President will make officially known to Nigerians his intentions.
“But we hope that his response will be in line with what the governors are thinking,’’ Okorocha said after the February meeting.
state governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently said their mission to Daura, Katsina state, was merely to condole President Muhammadu Buhari over the loss of two members of his extended family.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo, stated this when he fielded questions from newsmen after a closed door meeting with President Buhari at his private resident in Daura.