President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, met behind closed doors with governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The meeting is thought to be related to the search for an acceptable running mate for the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu.
Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Governor Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, led the state chief executives to the meeting.
The APC presidential flag bearer is currently in the process of consultation over his choice of running mate against the background of pressure for a Muslim/Muslim ticket.
However, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has already warned against a single faith presidential ticket, citing the need to preserve the country’s delicate religious balance.
The Villa meeting was attended by Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; governors Babagana Zulum (Borno), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, Jigawa, Abdullahi Sule, (Nasarawa), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), and Hope Uzodinma (Imo).
However, the governors declined to speak with the media after the meeting.