The 24 governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have finally aligned with President Muhammadu Buhari’s stance that the party executives should vacate office at the expiration of their tenure.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that on March 27, President Muhammadu Buhari supported the national leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, saying the tenure extension of national and state executive officers was unconstitutional.
Mr Tinubu, who heads the party’s reconciliation committee, is on collision course with the national chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun.
On Tuesday, the ruling party governors met with the president at the Presidential Villa, but the meeting ended in a deadlock as the governors were divided on the issue.
But Zamfara State governor and chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, on Wednesday said the all issues have been resolved as governors supported the president’s standpoint.
Speaking to State House correspondents after he met Mr Buhari with some governors, Mr Yari declared that the governors came “on the same page” with the president after consultation.
“We consulted and all the 24 governors of the APC are in the same page with Mr. President that we are going to respect our party constitution, we are going to respect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“So, therefore, we collectively agreed that we will have congresses at all levels; local, state and national,” Mr Yari added.