Buhari Meets 2 APC Governors Over Primaries
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held a closed-door meeting with two state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
They are Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai; and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu.
The meeting was held amidst growing controversies over the conduct of the party’s primaries and the screening of party aspirants across the country.
In Kaduna state, the party’s National Working Committee disqualified El-Rufai’s anointed candidate, Uba Sani, in the race for the Kaduna Central District.
The party leadership returned the incumbent, Shehu Sani, unopposed.
The governor and Sani have not been on the same page politically since the inception of the administration.
Their disagreement got to its peak recently when Sani, who chairs the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, used his position to ensure that the Senate rejected the state’s loan request.
It is believed that the party leadership compensated Sani with an automatic ticket for not defecting from the party like his other colleagues.
A similar scenario is playing out in Ondo State where Senator Ajayi Boroffice was returned unopposed.
Boroffice is also not on the same page with Akeredolu.
The two state governors, however, did not speak with journalists after their meeting. They left the Presidential Villa through another route.
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