By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to meet with state governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday night at the conference hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting might be a follow-up to the Daura meeting which was held at the president’s private resident last Friday.
The Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, told newsmen after a closed door meeting with President Buhari in Daura, Katsina State, that their mission was merely to condole with the President over the loss of two members of his extended family.
He dismissed media reports that their mission to Daura was aimed at convincing the President to seek re-election in the 2019 presidential election.
The governor, however, stated that the governors would meet with the president soon to deliberate on the 2019 election.
NAN gathered that tonight’s meeting of the president with the APC governors was meant to convince President Buhari on the need to seek re-election in 2019.
The APC governors had earlier attended the meeting of the Council of State, presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. (NAN)