Tinubu declines comment on Buhari 2019


Earlier, he had met with the leaders of the National Assembly, the party chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and national leader and former governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The meeting was still ongoing as of the time of filing this report.

Attendees at the dinner organized at the Banquet Hall of the presidential villa, Abuja on Tuesday were led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, accompanied by other principal officers of the both chambers of the National Assembly.

The decision at the caucus will shape the NEC meeting. not all members of the caucus that are members of the NEC. I don't believe in the myth, I believe in confidence building, the trust that we have in the president.

"Concerning the issue of sole ticket for Mr. President, I want to say that if Mr. President is performing, well-respected and carrying everybody along, all of us have resolved that we will work for him".

Tinubu also assured that the party is on course, adding however, that it is not easy to " face the kind of challenges Buhari's government faced.

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President Buhari gave the revelation during the National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Whatever you call it, as far as we are concerned, we have one President and that is the ticket we will fly.

"I can tell you if there is anything that is clandestine, the President will not honour it".

"Each of us has our role to play and that is why we are playing it".

Governors in attendance were the chairman of APC Governors' Forum, Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, Yahaya Bello of Kogi who was the first to arrive at about 7:30pm, Sokoto -Aminu Tambuwal, Niger - Sani Bello, Nasarawa - Tanko Al-Makura, Bauchi -Mohammed Abubakar, Adamawa - Bindo Jibrila, Plateau - Simon Lalong, Benue - Samuel Ortom, Katsina - Aminu Maisari, Zamfari - Abdulaziz Yari and Jigawa - Abubakar Badaru.

President Alhasan Quattara of Cote d'voire on Monday in Abuja commended President Muhammadu Buhari for taking Nigeria out of recession.