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    Thursday, 15 February 2018

    Buhari Meets APC Governors In Daura Today

    President Muhammadu Buhari will today meet with
    governors of the All Progressives Congress in his
    country home of Daura, Katsina State.
    Sources hinted yesterday that the president might tell
    the governors whether or not he would contest the
    2019 presidential elections.
    President Buhari yesterday evening arrived Daura on a
    private visit after a working visit to Kaduna State. His
    visit to Daura is believed to be connected to last
    week’s death of two members of his family.
    Some governors of the APC, ministers and various
    groups had expressed support to the president should
    he decide to seek re-election in 2019.
    A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo and former
    military president, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida had in
    separate statements, advised Buhari against seeking
    re-election.
    The president had last week appointed a national
    leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to
    reconcile aggrieved members of the party.
    A source said the president and the governors were
    earlier scheduled to meet at the Presidential Villa in
    Abuja today, but that the meeting was rescheduled to
    take place in Daura since Buhari had gone there.
    The source, who pleaded anonymity, said “very serious
    political developments,” would be discussed at the
    meeting.
    He said it was very likely that the president would
    inform the governors of his intention to run for the
    2019 presidential election or not.
    The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media
    and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed to our
    correspondent on telephone that Buhari would meet
    the governors in Daura today.
    “Yes, that is very correct,” Shehu said.
    He, however, declined comment on the agenda of the
    meeting.
    Also, the Special Adviser to the President on Media
    and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said whatever meeting
    the president has with anyone in Daura would be a
    private one.

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