President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari meets Masari, Ganduje, Okorocha, Bagudu in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, in Daura, held another round of meeting with more governors among whom were Aminu Masari of Katsina State;  Abdul Umar Ganduje of Kano State, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.

The meeting, which took off a few minutes past 1 pm, lasted for over two hours.

Issues concerning the strength of the All Progressives Congress particularly after the defection of some party members were reported to have been discussed during the meeting which also saw the governors being treated to a full lunch during the discussion.

Governors Masari, Bagudu and Okorocha, who spoke with journalists after the meeting, maintained that the APC had become stronger even after the defection of some of its members to the other parties.

They cited the results of recent elections and by-elections in Ekiti, Katsina, Kogi and Bauchi, which the APC won, to justify their claims.

Masari maintained that the APC had even done better than the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, in terms of achievements.

He added, “If the APC had got just one-quarter of the money the PDP got while in power, you can imagine the kind of achievements we would have recorded. Our achievements in terms of performance tower above that of the PDP despite dwindling revenues.”

Buhari had on Wednesday hosted some state governors in Daura, where he celebrated this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

The governors who visited Buhari included Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and Simon Lalong of Plateau State.

Buhari also hosted a former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, separately.

Amosun later told journalists that he had to sneak out of his state in order to pay Buhari Sallah homage in his home town.

The governor boasted that the ruling party would record impressive electoral results in the 2019 general election, in spite of the reported cases of defections by politicians in the state.