‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja


Daily Courier – The President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with members of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting, slated for noon, has all members of the PGF represented.

It is expected to provide a direction on who should become the flag bearer of the party.

The Governors, who were elected under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), are considered to be critical to the presidential primary slated for June 6.

Chairman of the PGF and Governor of Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu Abubakar, is leading the APC Governors to the meeting.

National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, is also at the meeting.

Buhari accord to reports will use the opportunity of the meeting to discuss the forthcoming presidential primary of the party and the need to have a united position with the Governors.

Twenty-three aspirants are being screened by the John Odigie-Oyegun-led APC screening committee, which is sitting at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is expected to be screened by the committee, is absent from the meeting.

The roll call of aspirants screened on the first day include: the front line aspirant and former governor of Lagos state, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former minister of transportation, Rt Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, current Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, former minister of state, education Chukwuemeka Uwaezuoke Nwajiuba, US based cleric, Nicholas Felix, the only female aspirant, Uju Ken-Ohanenye, former senate president, Ken Nnamani, former governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, Congressman, Senator Ajayi Boroface, current governor of Jigawa state, Mohammed Badaru, fiery preacher, Tunde Bakare and former governor of Zamfara state Senator Sani Yerima.

The President is expected to leave later in the day for Madrid, Spain for a two-day visit.

Details shortly…