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National Convention: Buhari holds closed-door meeting with APC chairmanship aspirants

Mr Buhari said he was in favour of the consensus mode for selecting candidates for the party’s national positions.

• March 24, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has met behind closed doors with all All Progressives Congress chairmanship aspirants during its forthcoming national convention on March 26.

Sunday Aghaeze, the personal assistant to the president (Photography), confirmed this development in pictorial reports late Wednesday evening.

The aspirants were led by the interim national chairman of the party’s Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Committee (CECC), Governor Mai Mala Buni.

The aspirants included George Akume, Tanko Al-makura, Sani Musa, Abdullahi Adamu, Mohammed Saidu-Estu, Abdulaziz Yari and Ali Modu.

The secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha and the chief of staff to the president, Ibrahim Gambari, also attended the meeting.

Mr Buhari had earlier met behind closed doors with APC governors over the forthcoming convention.

The governors were led to the meeting by Mr Buni.

However, the Progressive Governors’ Forum chairman, Governor Atiku Bagudu, spoke to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.

According to Mr Bagudu, the governors will support Mr Buhari’s preferred aspirant. He also disclosed that the governors agreed to support any process that would lead to a consensus.

Last month, Mr Buhari said he was in favour of the consensus mode for selecting candidates for the party’s national positions. He had urged the governors to explore the option of consensus.

(NAN)

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