Published On: Thu, Oct 31st, 2013

APC Final Push: Buhari, Tinubu Others Storm Jigawa Govt House

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The much-speculated fusion of the seven warring governors of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP into the All Progressive Party APC may have reached its final stage as the two topmost leaders of the APC, Gen. Muhammad Buhari and Senator Bola Tinubu meet with Jigawa State governor Sule Lamido today for last minute push.

Earlier on Tuesday, Tinubu held a closed-door meeting with party chieftains and other stakeholders in Sokoto where he had attended the inauguration ceremony of the Sokoto State University.

Although Buhari could not attend the Sokoto meeting that night, party sources told NewsInvestigators that his presence at the Jigawa meeting was meant to  “elicit strong persuasion on the part of APC and reassured the G-7 governors that their interest would be adequately protected.”

Official sources from the Jigawa government house said the visit of the APC chieftains was in connection with security and political issues bothering the country.

The aggrieved governors had said that they would remain with the PDP but had insisted on the sack of its National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as a precondition for peace.

The latest moves by the leadership of the opposition APC was seen as the last minute push to consummate their romance especially now that the rebel governors are being suffocated by the ruling party.

The APC leaders, including Gen Muhammed Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu are also expected to visit Kano State Governor, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso today.

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