Governors who are members of the All Progressives Congress have been unable to reach an agreement on a single position on the National Assembly’s mandated direct primaries for political parties.
According to reports, the 22 APC governors met on Sunday but were unable to reach an agreement.
When the topic came up for discussion during a meeting of the Progressive Governors’ Forum held at the Kebbi State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, it reportedly devolved into a shouting brawl between two governors from the North-Central zone.
While some governors, who are claimed to sympathize with the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, wanted the National Assembly’s position to be respected, others argued that because democracy is about choices, parties should be given options to choose from.
“The meeting started on a cordial note with the governors trading banters before getting down to the business of the day,” a source said on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.
They had decided to offer February as the date for the convention so that the President might pick a day that suited him best.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.