All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja to protest against the handling of primaries in different parts of the nation by the Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee.
The governors are apparently angry over the omission of their anointed candidates from the list of senatorial aspirants.
“The focus of the meeting was the problem associated with the primaries, particularly the poor handling of the shadow elections by the NWC,” an undisclosed chief of the ruling party told punch.
The governors of Kaduna, Ondo and Nasarawa states, Nasir El-Rufai, Rotimi Akeredolu, and Tanko Al-Makura, were angry over the disqualification of their anointed candidates. For instance, Mr. Uba Sani is Governor El-Rufai’s anointed candidate who was supposed to contest for the Kaduna Central Senatorial District against the incumbent, Senator Shehu Sani. But he was however disqualified and Mr. Shehu was returned unopposed.
Some other governors like; Ibikunle Amosun from Ogun State and Abdulaziz Yari from Zamfara State kicked against the conduct of governorship primaries in their states.
According to Governor Rochas Okorocha, the Chairman of the APC Governors Forum, who spoke to State House correspondents after the meeting, the leadership of the APC must do the right thing and allow everybody participate in the primaries.
“We came to review the crises that characterised our primaries. We are looking for a way out in this regard; we are going to find solution. Our party believes in justice, equity and fairness.
“We are saying that let the right thing be done and let everyone contest the elections,” he said.