President Buhari to meet Governors of the All Progressives Congress ahead of party convention

President Muhammadu Buhari has invited the governors on the platform of All Progressives Congress for a crucial meeting on Sunday as supporters and members of the party have been waiting for the party’s convention. 

This was disclosed by the Governor of Plateau state Simon Lalong, who is the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum.

Speaking after the meeting with the president, Lalong maintained that “I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but the visit to the President has already assured us and you know that there is already a notice that all the governors are meeting on Sunday. By Sunday we will tell you when we’re doing the convention,” Lalong said.

Members of the party have been calling for the postponement of the convention which had earlier been slated for February.

However, Mr Lalong announced that the party would hold its convention next month and expressed optimism that the exercise would be successful.

“You know, when a convention is coming there are fears here and there, some people will tell you it will work, it will not work,” the governor said.

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“We’ve taken a date already. I think our first date before Christmas we said we’re going to do a convention in February and we are still working for the convention, as far as I’m concerned, except things change from another angle. But as far as I’m concerned, we’re working for our convention in February,” he asserted.

“These are things that the President was raising his fears about, but we’ve already given him assurances that nothing will stop us from having a very peaceful election.

On the impending litigation that might mar the holding of the proposed convention and the chances of the party, Mr Lalong dismissed such fears.

“There are procedures for holding court processes. Many of the court processes were there when we set up the caretaker committee, but up to this moment, if you go to take a census of some of the court proceedings, you will realise that a lot of them have been resolved out of court.

“But we must not wait to resolve all court processes before you go to the convention. I don’t think so, because there are also machineries for resolving court processes, even after the convention,” he said.

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