President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with three state Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The state governors, who are predominantly from Northern Nigeria: Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State and Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum; Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State and Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, had the meeting with the President behind closed doors
Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to the President, led the governors to the President’s office for the meeting.
Kyari was again seen at about noon, leading them out of the venue.
The governor, however, refused to disclose the agenda of the meeting to reporters after being ushered out of the President’s office.
According to the Punch, when State House correspondents pressed further by to know if the meeting was about the rift within the APC, Governor Yari simply said, “It was a private business. It had nothing to do with the APC.”
The Governors’ meeting with the President comes a day after Buba Galadima announced the formation of a new faction within the ruling party, the Reformed All Progressives Congress, R-APC.