Move to endorse Buhari for 2019 falls through at APC NEC meeting

02 November, 2017, 01:05 | Author: Wilson Dawson
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The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari and had in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, and the newly-appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

A move by some governors on the platform of the APC to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term failed on Tuesday.

But speaking to State House correspondents after the dinner of the leadership of the National Assembly with the Presidency at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday night, Saraki said that the question of when Buhari will be presenting the budget to the national lawmakers "should be directed to the executive, we receive them whenever they are ready", he said.

Following controversies surrounding the plot to remove the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, top leaders of the party have passed a vote of confidence in his leadership.

The decision at the caucus will shape the NEC meeting. not all members of the caucus that are members of the NEC.

The roll call: Former Senate President Ken Nnamani, Former Speaker Patricia Etteh, Former Deputy Speaker Chibudum Nwuche, Governors Rochas Okorocha (Imo) Yahaya Bello (Kogi) Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) Sani Bello (Niger) Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa) Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi) Bindo Jibrila (Adamawa), Simon Lalong (Plateau).


"Last year, I said we would re-constitute the Boards of Parastatals". I don't believe in the myth, I believe in confidence building, the trust that we have in the President.

"I have confidence in this President and there is no doubt about that".

"Our role is to make this party great and we are all trying to do that; but importantly, the governors have remained the pivot upon which this wheel of change has rotated so far".

President Buhari, however, did not indicate whether he will do a cabinet reshuffle.

The caucus is a collection of the leaders of the party in states, unlike the NEC membership which is statutory.

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