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APC chairmanship: Buhari meets APC governors in Aso Rock, rallies support for Oshiomhole

President Muhammadu Buhari in a meeting with state governors in Aso Rock, on Thursday, January 25, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the presidential villa, Abuja, prevailing on them to support former Edo state governor, Adam Oshiomhole, for the post of the national chairman of the party.

The party has scheduled its national convention for May 14 in Abuja where it is expected to elect its new National Working Committee (NWC) members.

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The incumbent party boss, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun who is also from Edo state, is thought to be interested in retaining the seat.

But a top Presidency revealed on Tuesday night that the sole item on the agenda of the meeting was to get the governors to work towards the emergence of Oshiomhole, as the party National Chairman.

The APC had decided to retain the current zoning formula for its national offices which ceded the post to the south-south.

The meeting was held behind closed doors.

Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo State governor

The source said: “The President called this meeting with the progressive governors to ask them to back Oshiomhole’s candidature. That’s the purpose of the meeting administration that is the President’s position.”

In attendance also are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha at the First Lady’s conference room at the villa.
The Governors in attendance are Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Simon Lalung (Plateau), Jubrila Bindow (Adamawa), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Abdulahi Ganduje (Kano), Kassim Shetima (Borno), Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger), Tanko Almakura (Nassarawa) Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun)  Godwin Obaseki (Edo) and Abubakar Bagudu (Jigawa).

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