The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has given a reason for the obvious absence of all 24 governors elected on the platform of the party at Buhari's Campaign Council inauguration.

Speaking with State House correspondents after the meeting, Oshiomhole said that the governors were absent because they stayed back to govern their states.

He said: “Because they are governors, they are governing their states.

“Don’t forget that elections are not defined in Abuja; it will take place in the 36 states and I am sure there are APC members who are campaigning for the House of Assembly, House of Representatives and Senate constituencies, governorship constituencies. So, it will not be helpful to bring them to Abuja. Here, it is about policies, it will be consummated and translated to practice across the 36 states, 774 local government areas and awards.”

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Oshiomhole also stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the 36 states because the entire country is his constituency.

Oshiomhole said: “The whole country is Mr. President’s constituency. So, he will have to visit each of the 36 states with appropriate message, reminding people always. You know in the country today , given the challenges of survival, people tend to forget where we are coming from they just look at where we are.

“There is a saying that except you know and remember where you are coming from, you cannot appreciate where you are.

“Even in the life of a man those who look at those in their front will never thank God enough but when you look at your back and see those behind then you will appreciate that you have made a lot of progress.

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“So, you need to constantly remind Nigerians of what happened in the last 16 years and what has changed over the past three and half years, and what will change even more over the next four years, if given the mandate to continue and consolidate.

“You know that the business of construction is even much more challenging than when you are building a complete new house,” Oshiomhole said.

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