The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), met with some select stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress, including former chairmen, the current National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu; the National Secretary Iyiola Omisore; and some governors elected on the platform of the party.
Sunday’s meeting came amid the inability of the governors to produce a consensus candidate barely 24 hours before the party’s convention, Punch News report.
A second meeting is expected to hold between all 22 governors of the APC and the President on Monday (today).
It was gathered that while the convention is expected to begin on Monday (today), the primary itself will not take place until Tuesday.
The program of events showed that the election would hold from 6 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday, after which the counting would be from 9 pm to 10 pm. The candidate will be expected to deliver his acceptance speech from 10 pm to 10.15 pm.
It was learned that over 2,300 delegates had started arriving in Abuja and had been lodged in hotels in the nation’s capital. On Sunday, the national chairman of the APC in Abuja inaugurated the chairpersons and assistants of the 18 sub-committees that would oversee the convention.
Almost all the APC governors were in attendance except Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, and Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.