SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday had a dinner with the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman of the ruling party, John Oyegun.
The dinner, which was held at the presidential villa, had other leaders of the APC from the South-West in attendance.
Buhari discussed some national issues including the forthcoming governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states as he appealed for reconciliation of all the aspirants in the Ekiti governorship primary.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, former Governor of Osun State, Bisi Akande, and some state governors including Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi were in
Others included Segun Oni, Minister of Mines and Steel Development and APC flag-bearer in the forthcoming Ekiti governorship race, Kayode Fayemi
and the Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, who was the chairman of APC Ekiti Guber primaries committee.
Some members of the National Assembly, Ministers and stakeholders from the South West were also in attendance.
The President challenged the South West caucus to bring Ekiti state back into the fold of progressive states by ensuring electoral victory for the APC gubernatorial candidate, Kayode Fayemi , in the forthcoming governorship elections in the state.
“I know Ekiti fairly well and Ekiti people are well known for their forthrightness, candour and integrity.
“All of these values seem to have been lost and we must restore these values and return Ekiti to its pride of place in the comity of states.
“As we approach the 2019 elections, the return of Ekiti into the fold of progressive states is important as the election of July 14 is going to be a key pointer to subsequent elections,” he said.
He therefore enjoined all members and supporters of the APC in Ekiti state and beyond to see the July 14 governorship elections as a collective mission to rescue Ekiti and promote development.