Wednesday, 27 July 2016

APC Governors meet Buhari over state of the nation

State governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with President Muhammadu Buhari and vice president Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in the villa.

A source at the meeting said, “The governors sympathised with the President (Buhari) for working with a National Assembly that is largely seen as unfriendly.

“Particularly, they observed that in the absence of the President of the Senate, the next person is his deputy. They therefore agreed that it was an anomalous situation for a PDP person to continue as the Deputy President of the Senate.

“They sought and got the President’s permission to intervene in the matter. They argued that the truth of the matter is that rarely is there any Senator that emerged without the backing of their governors, hence the governors have some level of influence on the federal lawmakers.”

Also, Mr President and the governors are worried over the crisis brewing in the House of Reps with shocking revelations and allegations.

Governor Okorocha said, “We have come to reassure Mr. President that APC governors are solidly behind him in his fight against corruption; his fight against insurgents and all his laudable projects.

“We are concerned about the incessant happenings in the National Assembly and we have taken it upon ourselves to look into the matter; that is the crisis in the National Assembly.

“We are going to look into the matter because we need a strong and vibrant National Assembly to make things move fast in the country.”

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