24 State Governors elected under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, refused to attend the inaugural meeting of the Presidential Campaign Council of the party, being chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall, that the Governors are part of the Council, as Coordinators for their respective States. The Council was inaugurated Monday, by Buhari, at the International Conference Centre, ICC, Abuja.
The meeting however, was held at the Conference Hall of State House Presidential Villa, Abuja. It was attended by almost all the other members of the Council, and is co-chaired by former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu.
It is not clear why the Governors are not at the event, but President Buhari recently told Nigerian voters not to re-elect any Governor who fails to pay workers salaries, after receiving bailout funds from the Federal Government.
Buhari had while inaugurating the Council, announced that Tinubu will take full charge of his re-election campaign. However, it was gathered that Buhari will be attending campaign rallies in Kaduna, Bauchi, and Gombe States, over the weekend. A source at the Presidential Villa, said that Buhari will travel to Kaduna tomorrow, Bauchi on Saturday, and Gombe on Sunday.
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