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What Buhari Discussed With APC Reps.

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday met with members of the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting lasted for about one and half hours, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Giving details of the meeting while speaking to journalists, Musa Soba, representing Soba constituency in Kaduna state, said they were summoned by the president to present their complaints arising from the conduct of the APC primaries.

The Soba constituency lawmaker disclosed that the aggrieved members who were denied the opportunity to re-contest for their seats in 2019 general elections were over 70.

Soba revealed that they appealed to the president to use his good office to intervene in what they described as impunity exhibited by some state governors and APC leadership in the affected states to deny them tickets to contest for the election.

He lamented undue exclusion and lack of transparency in the primaries conducted by the APC, and urged the president to remedy the situation before it was too late.

In the same vein, Hussaini Kangiwa, who also attended the meeting, allegedly accused some elders in the state of hijacking APC structure.

The lawmaker, who was an aspirant for Kebbi North Senatorial District, also accused the APC leadership in the state of nepotism in the selection of candidates for the 2019 National Assembly elections.

Kangiwa warned that the APC risked losing Kebbi to the opposition party if the president failed to intervene to right the wrongs.

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