What Buhari, APC Governors Discussed In Closed Door Meeting (SEE PHOTOS)

The All Progressives Congress on Monday said the lingering economic crisis in the country should no longer be blamed on the 16-year streak of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The party said it could no longer continue to blame past administrations for the enormous hardship Nigerians are grappling with.


The party’s new position was disclosed by the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, when he briefed reporters shortly after he and other APC governors met with President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House on Monday afternoon.

“We must take responsibility and we must never shift the responsibility to anybody,” Mr. Okorocha said. “We are responsible for everything happening in Nigeria.”

“The good, the bad, the ugly but we are promising Nigerians that we shall fix it,” Mr. Okorocha said.


The admission followed months of stern denial from the leadership of the APC and the Buhari administration, who maintained that Nigerians should direct their anger towards the PDP.

Between mid-August and early September, the APC joined issues with the PDP for the latter’s role in bringing Nigeria to its current unbearable state.


The party’s chairman, John Oyegun, admonished the PDP to desist from commenting about economic matters, saying the party should apologise for its 16-year rule instead.

“It was stomach-churning and downright immoral for the ruinous PDP, which has yet to show remorse or exhibit any form of penitence for presiding over the mindless looting of the nation’s treasury, to now put itself up as the saviour of Nigerians,” Mr. Oyegun said in an August 22 statement.


Mr. Oyegun reiterated his position on September 5, a week after the country officially plunged into recession.

Barely a week later on September 22,President Buhari again blamed the PDP for ruining the economy.


“After 16 years of PDP regime, there was no power supply, no much infrastructure, no rail and no security; this is what it left for us,’’ Mr. Buhari said.

But Mr. Okorocha, who is also the chairman of APC Governors’ Forum, said the party had now recognised that Nigerians are experiencing untold economic pains and his party had commenced initiatives that would address them.

“We share the pains of Nigerians, every human being must feel it,” Mr. Okorocha said. “We also feel what they are going through but we are asking for a little patience let us do things the right way and do it once and for all.”

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Buhari Meets Dogara, Tambuwal Behind Closed-door

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
Dogara and Tambuwal were driven to the forecourt of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja in a single vehicle.

The closed-door meeting, which took place inside the president’s office, lasted about one hour.
When approached by State House correspondents after the meeting, Dogara and Tambuwal refused to disclose their mission of visiting the president.
Asked if the meeting was about the House of Representatives, Tambuwal, who is a former speaker of the House, responded: “Not at all.”
Governor Tambuwal, however, stated that he and Dogara visited the president to give him support.
Asked if the meeting discussed the current economic recession and the proposed sale of assets, Tambuwal simply said: “I’ve already aired my views on the sale of assets.”
On whether the ‘feud’ between the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the APC National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun was discussed during the meeting, Tambuwal said: “I don’t know about that.”

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Buhari, Wike In Closed Door Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met briefly behind closed door with Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike.

The meeting which was held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja did not last up to 30 minutes.

Wike arrived for the meeting at about 2pm and left a few minutes after.

The agenda of the meeting was not made public.

The governor also did not speak with State House correspondents at the end of the short meeting.

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What Buhari, Obasanjo Discussed In Closed Door Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed door with former President Olusegun Obasanjo inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting, which was held inside the President’s office, lasted about an hour.

Obasanjo, who was driven into the forecourt of the President’s office in a black Sports Utility vehicle, cracked jokes with journalists on his photographs with the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, which went viral on the Internet recently before entering the President’s office.

At the end of the meeting, the former President told State House correspondents that he used the opportunity of the meeting to share his experiences on some of his recent international engagements with Buhari.

“You know that not too long ago, I was out there. I have come to share some of my experiences with him (Buhari),” he said.

When asked to disclose some of the experiences he shared with the President, Obasanjo said, “Ha! Ha! If I say I shared experiences with my wife, you will ask me wetin I talk with my wife?”

The former President also feigned ignorance of the recent claim by the National Assembly that he signed budget before getting the details.

“Eh-en? I signed budget without details? Anybody who told you that, go and ask him again,” he advised.

When asked to comment on the 2016 Appropriation Bill, Obasanjo said he could not do so until he would have read the document and known what it contained.

On Buhari’s delay in signing the budget, he said, “The constitution allows you (the President) to continue with the budget provided you did not go beyond the previous year. That can be done up to the middle of the year,” he said.

When Obasanjo was asked to comment on Buhari’s anti-corruption war, he simply said, “Eh-en?”

When also asked for his view on the ongoing trial of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, the former President said, “Eh-en? What is wrong with him?” as he walked towards his waiting car.

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APC Leaders In Closed Door Meeting With Buhari

Members of the National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Monday held a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed-doors inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also attended the meeting held inside the First Lady’s Conference Hall.

It was the first meeting of the party’ leadership since the beginning of 2016.

The APC leaders were led to the meeting by the party’s National Chairman, Mr John Oyegun. It started at about 8:20pm local time with the arrival of the President and his Vice.

Others in attendance were the party’s Deputy National Chairman, Lawali Shuaib; Zonal Vice Chairman, Segun Oni; and the National Legal Adviser, Muiz Banire, among others.

A source said that the meeting was convened to trash out internal issues like disputes among members and the progress made by the Federal Government in executing the party’s campaign promises.

There are feelers also that national issues including security were discussed at the meeting.

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