Governors of the 22 states controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC) met last night to strategise on how to resolve the lingering impasse in the senate, as well as deal with the economic challenges in the country.
The meeting, which started at about 9 pm at the Imo State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, had not less than 14 state governors and two deputy governors in attendance.
The party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun also joined the governors at the meeting, which was still ongoing as at press time.
It was gathered that as apart of efforts to resolve the divisions among its members in the Senate, the governors were expected to receive and consider the report of a committee set up to mediate in the crisis.
The committee chaired by the Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomole was saddled with the responsibility mediating in the Senate crisis. However, a similar report from a committee headed by the Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal to reconcile the party’s warring factions in the House of Representatives has been overtaken by event.
Governors who attended Thursday’s meeting were Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Adams Oshiomole (Edo), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Rauf Arebegsola (Osun) and Kashim Shettima (Borno).
Others included Samuel Ortom (Benue), Umar Ganduje (Kano), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Tambuwal, Senator Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Tanko Al-Makura (Nassarawa), Sani Bello (Niger),and the deputy governors of Lagos and Oyo States who represented their governors.