President Muhammadu Buhari and some stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, on Friday.
It was learnt that the presidential candidate of the ruling party, Bola Tinubu, the Speaker of the House of the Representatives, and APC governors from the South-West region were absent at the meeting as of the time Buhari arrived at the chamber.
At the meeting were the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase; APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu; and APC vice-presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima; Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu; Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State; Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State; Governor Muhammad Yahaya of Gombe State; Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, former Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh; and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole.
Speaking during the meeting, Shettima said that Tinubu was absent as a result of a communication gap.
He said that the stakeholders came to knock at Buhari’s door to seek advice, as well as latch onto the President’s brand name to secure victory for the APC in the 2023 general elections.