Buhari hosts Gbajabiamila, governors in Daura


By Henry Okonkwo

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday played host to some politicians including 10 state governors and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Gbajabiamila along with 30 members of the All Progressives Congress visited the President at his Daura country home.

Although sources said that the Speaker and his entourage were in Daura to pay Sallah homage to the President, it was learnt that political issues took centre stage at the closed-door meeting.


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The governors’ meeting with the President began a few minutes before 4pm and lasted over one hour.

The governors in attendance included that of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi; Aminu Masari (Katsina); Simon Lalong (Plateau); Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa); Abubakar Bello (Niger); Abubakar Ganduje (Kano); Gboyega Oketola (Osun); Benedict Ayade (Cross Rivers); David Umahi (Ebonyi ) and Muhammed Yahaya (Gombe).

Although the governor’s aides, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the governors were in Daura to celebrate Eid-El -Kabir with the President, sources said issues of national interest were also discussed at the closed-door meeting.