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Buhari meets APC governors at Aso Rock

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with seven state governors of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting came barely an hour after the president returned to Abuja after  participating in Saturday’s Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State.

The Governors at the meeting included Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara State) and Kassim Shetima (Borno).

The agenda of the meeting was not made public and the governors declined comment on the outcome of the meeting.

It was however reliably gathered that the meeting might have discussed the aftermaths of the March 9 governorship and state assembly elections held in 29 states of the federation on March 9.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared six governorship elections in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Plateau, Kano and Sokoto inconclusive while all electoral processes were suspended in Rivers by the commission.

INEC is to announce new dates for the conduct of the re-run elections in the affected states.

Read Also: Inconclusive Polls: INEC fixes March 23 for supplementary polls in 6 states

The APC serving governors whose elections were declared inconclusive include Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state and Jibrila Bindow of Adamawa state.

The affected governors also used the opportunity of the meeting with the president to congratulate him on his re-election for a fresh four-term.

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John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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