Buhari Meets APC Govs, Caretaker Committee

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By Omololu Ogunmade

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday held a virtual meeting with the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and Caretaker Committee of the party on efforts being made to reposition the party.

A statement by presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said at the meeting attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the president disclosed that he was satisfied with the work done so far by the caretaker committee.

He said: “I am pleased with the chairman and the work of the committee. He is highly mobile in the efforts to coordinate and strengthen the party. I am happy with his personal efforts.”

The president also said he appreciated the efforts of the APC governors over the successful conduct of the party’s primaries in Edo and Ondo States, saying, “I am happy that they knew their responsibilities as governors and had identified the right priorities.”

According to the statement, Kebbi State Governor and Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Senator Atiku Bagudu, thanked the president for taking the right steps to resolve the crisis rocking the party.

The APC governors were also said to have commended Buhari over his handling of security issues and the economy, particularly on how the country was pulled out of the 2016 economic recession as well as the ongoing management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are proud of your leadership and achievements,” Bagudu said.