Governors reveal reasons why they’re angry with Buhari

Governors reveal reasons why they're angry with Buhari

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday represented President Buhari in a peace meeting with APC leaders.

Some governors, Senate President Bukola Saraki, House Speaker, Secretary to Government of the Federation was also present.

The parley is part of President Buhari’s moves to reconcile aggrieved members of the party.

At the meeting, the governors expressed displeasure with Buhari’s refusal to consult them.

They were angry over non-reconstitution of federal boards as well as the controversial ambassadorial nominees’ list.

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Before Buhari left the country, Saraki had met with him thrice over his request for approval to get $29.9 billion loan.

When approached, Senate President Saraki told State House Correspondents that “I am sure the VP will issue a statement.

“But nothing of great alarm. It’s all for good governance, inclusion and collaboration with all arms.

“The states are here, National Assembly executives just came up with ideas on how to make things work even better, that’s all.”

But a source at privy to the meeting narrated what transpired at the meeting.

According to the source, “There was a meeting at the Villa today (yesterday), chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

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“The Senate President, Bukola Saraki was there.

“The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara was there.

“The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir David Lawal was also there.

“There were six All Progressives Congress (APC) governors from the six geopolitical zones.

“The governors at the meeting were Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger) and Jubrilla Bindow (Adamawa).

“The two main things discussed were appointment of federal board members and the ambassadorial nominees recently sent to the Senate.

“The President is beginning to adopt a more collaborative approach.

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“The President has now decided to reach out to stakeholders in the party on major issues.

“Going forward, he wants to ensure that everyone is carried along.

“The governors complained about recent appointments made by Buhari and questioned why they were not carried along.

“The governors, Senate President and House Speaker have been assured that they will be carried along.

“The issue of loan request did not come up.