Northern Governors elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress are in a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The die-minute meeting is coming at a crucial time when the party is prepared to elect its presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
Jigawa State Governor, Abubakar Badaru, following a joint decision by his northern colleagues has stepped down while Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and Senate President Ahmed Lawan have refused to step down for a southern aspirant.
The meeting with the APC governors from the north is the fourth in the series of Buhari’s concerted move to ensure that the party presents a consensus candidate so as to reduce acrimony that may arise at the end of the convention.
The governors in attendance are the Chairman of Progressive Governors Forum and governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, chairman of Northern governors Forum and governor of Plateau State, Simeon Lalong, Baduru and Babagana Zulum (Borno).
Others are Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Bello Matawale (Zamfara), Mallam Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Yahaya Inuwa (Gombe), Abubakar Bello (Niger), Yobe State governor, Mai Mala Buni and Abdullrahman Abdulrazak (Kwara).