Governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have backed President Muhammadu Buhari’s position that election of new party officials should hold at the expiration of the tenure of the current ones instead of extending their tenure.
The decision was made known after the president again met with some state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Wednesday morning.
Those who met the President included governors of Zamfara, Abdulazeez Yari; Plateau, Simon Lalong; Imo, Rochas Okorocha; Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje and Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun.
Speaking shortly after the meeting, Zamfara state governor and Chairman of the Nigeria’s governors’ forum, Abdulazeez Yari said they will abide by the party’s constitution and hold world congress. “We will abide by party constitution and hold world congress,” Yari said.
Okorocha on his part said, “There is no crisis in the APC. We met with Mr. President to fine-tune issues. The convention committee will be set out.
“Let me correct the impression that those whose tenure has passed are free to contest. We are all one.” “I’m submitting my report today. There is no crisis in our party,” Lalong who heads the party’s technical committee that was inaugurated on Tuesday said.