Buhari meets APC govs in Daura today

Buhari meets APC govs in Daura today

Bello stated this on Saturday in Lokoja, the state capital, at a rally organised by the APC to receive defectors to into its fold.

He added that Buhari had succeeded in repositioning the economy from dependency on oil and focusing on other sources of revenue such as agriculture.

He said there was an ongoing expansion of the rail network and power generation has stabilised at 7,000 Megawatts from 3,000 megawatts at the inception of the administration.

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

"Kogi will be one of the major sponsors on the day President Muhammadu Buhari decides to go for second term. They say we are quarreling; they say we are fighting but everyday, serious people are trooping into the APC, the winning and progressive fold with the change agenda".

Most of the governors, along with their aides, came into the state in four chartered flights through the Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Airport and proceeded to Daura by road, a journey of over 70 kilometres, for the meeting, which commenced about 2.30pm and lasted for about one hour.

He said: " I want to encourage because what I have seen today I will go and tell the president.

Blueprint Weekend can report that no fewer than 12 state chapters of the party are now embroiled in one wrangling or the other but the mostly pronounced is the Kaduna, Kano and Kogi states respectively.

Others were Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi); Jigawa (Baderu); Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano); Tanko Almakura (Nasarawa); Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Abdulfatahi Ahmed (Kwara) and Kashim Shettima (Borno). This is a governor that is a good organiser, restless, energetic and full of ideas.

The President of the National Council of Tiv Youths, Dr. John Akperashi, said that those calling on Buhari to run in 2019 are doing so for their selfish interests.

He said the APC was where they belonged in the first place adding, "come and sin no more". When you come in, work and work, this is your home; this is where you belong.

Prof. Stephen Ocheni, Minister of State for Labour and Employment said the crowd was a testimony of the strength of the party in the state.

It would be recalled that before the meeting, El-rufai and some members of the party in the state were locked up in a battle of supremacy over the control of the party's structure.



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