Buhari Meets Atiku, Oyegun On APC Crisis
According to the anonymous source of Punch, before a wider meeting Muhammadu Buhari meets Atiku Abubakar today, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and some other officials.
The Punch states that some of the party leaders who were still sore about the outcome of the National Assembly leadership elections, are yet to agree to sit on the roundtable with individuals they claimed stabbed them in the back.
An anonymous APC member of the closed meeting said: “You expect me to sit with people who for their selfish interests connived with the opposition to deny our party what is due to it? We need time for the wounds to heal. You must also understand that the comment of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso which is in the papers today, has not helped matters.”
He discloses that as part of the consultations before a wider meeting would be called, President Muhammadu Buhari met with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and the Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura, at his private residence in Abuja on Thursday.
However, after an attempt to confirm this meeting “the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, denied knowledge of any scheduled caucus or Board of Trustees meeting,” the newspaper says.
The source also adds: “I am not aware of any meeting scheduled for Abuja, today (Tuesday), I only know that the Governors Forum is meeting tomorrow (Wednesday).”