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APC govs claim 2 reasons, not 2019, for meeting Buhari in Daura

14 Apc govs in 4 chartered planes to meet Mr president to sympatise with him and thank him for making Tinubu chief mediator.
State Governors under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Friday their mission to Daura, Katsina State, was merely to condole with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of two members of his extended family.

The Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha, stated this when he fielded questions from journalists after a closed door meeting with President Buhari at his private home in Daura.

He dismissed reports that their mission to Daura was aimed at convincing the President to seek re-election in 2019.

He said the governors also used the opportunity to commend the President for appointing Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as APC Chief Mediator.

The President had last week appointed Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved members of the party.

“We are yet to discuss that. That would be in the next meeting where we will discuss whether we want to support him to run or not.

“But for now we came to condole with him over the death of his two relatives and to commend him for action taken on Tinubu as a conciliator,’’ the Imo governor said.

Also speaking on the meeting, Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura,, said the governors were in Daura to sympathise with the President over the involvement of his son, Yusuf, in a motorbike accident and the death of his two relatives.

He described the appointment of Tinubu as APC chief mediator as a wonderful initiative by the President.

“After the condolences, we had some very intimate discussion that further bound our relationships and affinity together and I believe this is a continuation of our closed association and support, loyalty and commitment to Mr. President’s cause and Nigeria’s cause,’’ he said.

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