Governors of the All Progressive Congress ( APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on Monday about the party’s crisis.
The parley was held at Presidential Villa , Abuja, in the office of the President.
The attendance included Chairman, Progressive Governors Forum and Kebbi Governor Atiku Bagudu; Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Simon Lalong, Governor of the Plateau State, as well as Abubakar Badaru, Governor of the Jigawa state.
Bagudu told correspondents in the State House that the meeting was intended to send the President the APC governors’ position.
He explained that the meeting was to “discuss party issues, the position of the Progressive Governors, as well as steps to support, unify and bring about a peaceful resolution in our party, the APC”.
“Mr President listened attentively and discussed with us and he gave us all the assurance that we need to know that a resolution of contentious issues will be reached soon.”
On requests for Buhari to convene a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, the governors said Buhari was a Democrat.
“Mr President has shown he’s a Democrat, he doesn’t run the party. Yes, he is the leader of the party, he lets party organs do and decide what to do.
Bagudu added that “the party is never a full congress. There will always be issues and that is why we talk, but yes certainly, organs of the party need to meet Mr President.