Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday night met in Abuja to discuss issues relating to the party, especially with regards to its planned national convention.
The meeting which started around 8 pm took place behind closed doors at the Kebbi State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro.
The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubabar Bagudu said issues relating to how to move the party forward were discussed.
He added that the Progressives Governors’ Forum also passed a vote of confidence on the National Caretaker Committee of the party, led by the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni.
It was also gathered that zoning of party offices ahead of the national convention was discussed.
The party is currently divided on the issue of the convention as some stakeholders want it held before Christmas while others are pushing for the second quarter of next year.
It was also gathered that the crisis in the party and the direct primary clause in the Electoral Act were on the agenda.
As of 8.30pm, at least 17 of the governors were already seated for the meeting.
Those in attendance included the host and Kebbi governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, his counterparts from Kogi, Nasarawa, Katsina, Plateau, Ekiti, Jigawa, Kano, Kwara, Imo, Borno, Ebonyi, Lagos, Zamfara, Niger, Ogun and Cross River. The Governors of Osun, Yobe, Gombe and Kaduna states were still being expected.
At the end of the meeting, Bagudu said “we agreed as a forum to seek an appointment with the President and discuss with him the oncoming National Convention of the party”.
He said no decision on the matter could be reached until they they had meet with the “leader of the party”.
“We are just one organ of the party,” he noted.
He said the recommendations made at the meeting would be disclosed to journalists.