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Inconclusive elections: Yari leads six APC Governors to meet Buhari 

..... APC continues desperate moves to reclaim states


Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum NGF and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari is currently leading five other Governors of Ekiti, Kaduna, Jigawa, Kogi and Kebbi of the All Progressive Congress APC to meet with President Muhamamdu Buhari.

The meeting seen as part desperate moves to retain powers in states such as Kano, Adamawa, Plateau and Bauchi, ended with the Governors refusing to speak with journalists, even as outgoing Borno Governor and Senator elect,Kashim Shettima, later joined the group.

Apart from Governor Yari, the Party has assembled a team of Governors including Nasir el- Rufai of Kaduna, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa and Yahaya Bello of Kogi state to assist the party mobilize ideas and resources to achieve it aim.
The meeting started at about 3pm soon after the President arrived from Daura, where he had gone to vote during the Governorship and House of Assembly elections

The meeting BusinessDay Villa sources said, is part of last minute efforts to salvage states belonging to the party currently encountering electoral difficulties.

The APC is currently under threats of losing some of the states they control such as Kano, Plateau, Adamawa and Bauchi.

Businessday sources disclosed that Adamawa Governor , Jubrilla Bindo has mounted pressures on his colleagues to help him salvage the state from the Peoples Democratic Party PDP.

But the meeting which lasted until about 5.30pm, ended with the Governors keeping sealed lips over the outcome of the meeting with the President.

It was gathered that the Governors are bent on helping their colleagues and consequently the party regain the shaky states , even as they desperately are pushing hard to win in Rivers.

The development is coming as the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC declared elections in six states including Adamawa, Bauchi, Plateau, Kano, Bauchi and Benue states inconclusive, while that of Rivers was suspended.

Businessday gathered that the meeting is expected to continue later this night at an unknown destination inside Abuja.


Tony Ailemen, Abuja

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