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The All Progressives Congress, APC, caucus meeting held on Monday night at the New Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting.
The former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar was conspicuously absent as at press time.
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar was conspicuously absent at the All Progressives Congress’ caucus meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the new Banquet Hall, Aso Rock, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), however, gathered that the Turakin Adamawa might have travelled out of the country.
NAN reports that the meeting which started at about 8.45p.m. was being attended by the newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.
NAN also observed that some participants at the meeting were seen “struggling’’ for photo opportunity with the new SGF.
Others attending the meeting include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the APC national Chairman, John Odigie Oyegun, Sen. Bola Tinubu, cabinet ministers and presidential aides.
The meeting was also being attended by governors of Plateau, Adamawa, Bauchi, Sokoto, Niger, Kogi, Jigawa, Benue, Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, Kebbi, Nasarawa as well as deputy governors of Kwara and Yobe states. (NAN)
The meeting also has in attendance the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, the Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun and the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun as well as the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha.
The roll call of members present are former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, former Speaker of House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh and former deputy speaker, Chibudom Nwuche.
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.
Also in attendance are Borno- Kashim Shettima, Kaduna – Nasir El-Rufai, Ondo – Rotimi Akaredolu
Ogun – Ibikunle Amosun, Bauchi – Mohammed Abubakar, and Oyo – Abiola Ajumobi.
Deputy Governor Osun Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori was also in attendance.
Some ministers in attendance were Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, Minister of Transport, Rotimi Ameachi, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbe and that of Science and Technology, Dr.. Ogbonnaya Onu.
Former governors in attendance include Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state, Segun Oshoba (Ogun), Segun Oni (Ekiti), Niyi Adebayo (Ondo), Jim Nwabodo (Former governor of old Anambra State), Martins Elechi (Ebonyi), Ahmed Yerima (Zamfara), Timipreye Silva (Bayelsa), Senator Joshua Dariye (Plateau) and former military administrator of Lagos State, Buba Marwa (retd).
Other notable Personalties in attendance were Don Etiebet, Col. Abdulmumuni Aminu (retd), Senator Osita Izunaso, Senato Andy Uba.
Meanwhile shortly before the commencement of the meeting, governors and ministers were seen congratulating the newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Gida Mustapha.
They were also seen struggling to take pictures with him amidst the congratulatory handshakes.