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APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by NewsPoacher: 9:21am On Mar 02, 2017
ON MARCH 2, 20178:41 AMIN NEWS, POLITICS

By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA— THE All Progressives Congress, APC, has summoned its 23 state governors for a crucial meeting today to discuss the state of the nation as well as its forthcoming non-elective national convention slated for April 29. Vanguard gathered that the urgent meeting is meant to discuss growing concerns about the health of President Muhammadu Buhari as well as issues surrounding the party’s national convention.

A top-level source at the party’s secretariat in Abuja confirmed that some of the governors are not pleased with the fact that they could not visit the president. He said: “You would also have observed how the President’s handlers have effectively fenced out the national leadership of the party from visiting him. APC Logo ‘’In fact, it took some level of pressure to even get the national chairman present during one of those telephone conversations between the acting President and President Buhari.”

Ahead of the convention, the party is supposed to convene a National Executive Council, NEC, meeting but the absence of the President is said to have divided party leaders. While some want the party leadership to wait for the President’s return, others say it should not be a big deal having Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, preside over the NEC meeting. The meeting would also seek the buy-in of the governors, many of who appear disinterested in the forthcoming national convention of the party because of its non-elective nature.

According to a source, “if the convention was designed to be an elective one, someone like Governor Ganduje of Kano State may want to ease out the national treasurer of the party, who is a known Kwankwaso loyalist. “No doubt, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State may want a replacement for the North West vice chairman of the party, Mallam Inuwa Abdulkadir, and the list goes on.” ‘’But because the convention is non-elective, it is natural for anyone to feel that there is nothing at stake for now, hence the seeming lack of interest,” the source explained.

Vanguard learned that the meeting might also broach the issue of power equation in the event that the President becomes interminably indisposed. Already, the NEC meeting hall at the APC secretariat has been arranged for the meeting.


http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/03/apc-summons-govs-buharis-health-convention/

Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by edoboy33(m): 9:58am On Mar 02, 2017
pmb stay strong real Nigerians love u and want u alive...

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by Nobody: 10:02am On Mar 02, 2017
1. Vote of confidence to be passed on Oyegun, PMB & Osinbajo
2. Postponement of convention

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by OkutaNla: 10:09am On Mar 02, 2017
“You would also have observed how the President’s handlers have effectively fenced out the national leadership of the party from visiting him. APC Logo ‘’In fact, it took some level of pressure to even get the national chairman present during one of those telephone conversations between the acting President and President Buhari.”

These cabal no nice at all, imagine them denying and yeye-ing a whole Oyegun, whom they used to try to embarrass and push the likes of Tinubu and Atiku out of the party, from seeing PMB. Yet those two were allowed access and photo-Op with the president in London. Smh. That is not nice at all.

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by MrGreenMavro: 11:11am On Mar 02, 2017
cheesy

Make dem dy dere dy deceive themselves...

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by BlindAngel: 11:11am On Mar 02, 2017
Dead vegetable, farewall mr Dullard.

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by miqos02(m): 11:11am On Mar 02, 2017
Kk I see
Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 11:11am On Mar 02, 2017
grin farewell baba cheesy

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by berrystunn(m): 11:12am On Mar 02, 2017
Hahaha hijackas want to re hijack apc....




Old men.... RIP In 20yr to come...

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by Icecomrade: 11:12am On Mar 02, 2017
Over 300 IPOB youths murdered in cold blood.

Over 600 Shites Murdered in cold blood.

The blood of the innocents screams. They demand vengeance.

Only blood can atone for another blood.

Meeting or no meeting, the inevitable will happen some day.

Am patiently waiting.

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by donfemo(m): 11:12am On Mar 02, 2017
edoboy33:
pmb stay strong real Nigerians love u and want u alive...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by rozayx5(m): 11:13am On Mar 02, 2017
keep hiding the inevitable


una go still give up

thats what i know

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by MakeWeTalk: 11:13am On Mar 02, 2017
PLEASE EVEN THE FOREIGN PRESS AGREES THAT BUHARI'S ABSENCE IS GOOD!

Buhari's Sick Leave Re-energizes Nigeria's Presidency - Reuters

When protesters marched on Nigeria's presidential villa earlier this month to complain about a biting recession, they were not repelled by baton-wielding policemen, the usual fate for anyone arriving uninvited at the gate of the country's power center.


Instead, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is standing in for the country's sick leader, sent a vehicle to ferry the protest leaders to his office, where they complained about widespread corruption.

In a frank admission, Osinbajo acknowledged the government had failed to make as much progress fighting graft as it had hoped.

"We hear you loud and clear," he told the protesters.

President Muhammadu Buhari has been in London for six weeks on medical leave, raising questions over his capacity to govern Africa's largest economy.

In his absence, diplomats and business leaders say the presidency has acted with an energy rarely seen in the two years since Buhari, 74, was elected.

Civil servants say they are handling heftier workloads, while investors are praising a new, long-needed foreign exchange policy. Meanwhile, diplomats say Osinbajo's inner circle is gaining influence inside the presidency.

To be sure, Osinbajo has made clear his loyalty lies with Buhari, a retired general who has struggled to define a clear strategy to deal with Nigeria's slide into recession and stands accused by opponents of inaction.

But the 59-year-old lawyer is getting work done. He has relaxed visa rules to lure foreign investors -- a plan drawn up by Buhari but which like others got stuck in his chief of staff's office, according to diplomats.

Officials in the Aso Rock presidential complex in Abuja have seen their working hours extended to 7 p.m. when Osinbajo leaves, or later. Buhari and his aides typically close shop at 4 p.m., officials said.

"This man is a workaholic," one presidency insider said. "I wonder whether he rests at all because he even shifts some of the meetings to his official residence."


"BACK ON TRACK"

Nigeria tumbled into a full-year recession in 2016 for the first time in a quarter of a century as a slump in crude oil revenues hammered the OPEC member's public finances.

The Treasury has faced an acute shortage of hard currency that has piled pressure on the Naira, which still trades at a more-than 30 percent premium on the black market even after policymakers effectively devalued the currency for private individuals last Monday.

After stiff resistance from Buhari for a full devaluation throughout last year. With the president absent, last week's move was seen as testing the waters for a broader weakening.

The central bank's move came after the National Economic Council, an advisory body headed by the vice president, called for an urgent review.

"We believe the reform agenda is back on track," said Bismarck Rewane, CEO of Lagos consultancy Financial Derivatives. "The reform agenda has always been there but is more visible now with the vice president," he said.

The president's office has posted pictures on social media of Buhari recuperating to allay rumors his health was worse than publicly acknowledged, though none have been published for more than a week.

For now, there is no clarity on when Buhari, from the predominantly Muslim north, will return.

Osinbajo's leadership appears to have been accepted in the north, which under an informal deal with the Christian south should have its turn at the helm of power.

And he has won praise from southerners who felt neglected by Buhari, visiting both the commercial capital, Lagos, and the oil producing Niger Delta on several occasions. Buhari has visited neither as president.

Local residents say militant attacks on pipelines in the Delta have fallen since Osinbajo promised to drag the region out of poverty in a flurry of speeches.

Moreover, Osinbajo has showed himself to be swift to act.

On one trip to Lagos' international airport, he challenged officials on why the air conditioning and a luggage carousel were not working, and even inspected the toilets. The next day he fired the bosses of Nigeria's civil aviation.

Aides to Osinbajo stress that he is acting with Buhari's consent.

"President Buhari ... ensures that everyone falls in line," said Osinbajo's spokesman, Laolu Akande.

It is a message that Buhari loyalists are quick to reinforce. The president's political adviser, Babafemi Ojodu, said the two men spoke every day.

"There is nothing that has been done since the vice president started acting that is not something that started far back in the past," said Ojodu.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-politics-idUSKBN16726E

LEAVE BUHARI TO STAY IN LONDON PLEASE!

Buhari's Sick Leave Re-energizes Nigeria's Presidency - Reuters

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by MrPresident1: 11:13am On Mar 02, 2017
Osinbanjo is our new Messiah grin

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by maynation(f): 11:13am On Mar 02, 2017
Dead vegetable.


Now I know why Tinubu chose Osinbajo.
By the way, are people from Katsina sicklers?? cheesy cheesy

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by DonCortino: 11:13am On Mar 02, 2017
to feed them the lies they will disburse to their various subjects abi?

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by tchimatic(m): 11:14am On Mar 02, 2017
Watching in 6D

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by divide9ja: 11:14am On Mar 02, 2017

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by divide9ja: 11:14am On Mar 02, 2017
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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by tchimatic(m): 11:14am On Mar 02, 2017
Watching in 3d
Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by SaintzPeter(m): 11:14am On Mar 02, 2017
continue.
Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by SamuelAnyawu(m): 11:14am On Mar 02, 2017
I Stand With Prof Yemi Osinbajo.....

No Cabal from any part of this country can derail your positive economic policies....

Ride On Sir We are Solidly behind you cool

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by Jaytecq(m): 11:14am On Mar 02, 2017
We Nairalanders ar not too eager, we will still be here and wait for the outcome of all this ur rigmarole

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by DollarAngel(m): 11:15am On Mar 02, 2017
Our senile and incompetent leaders needs to know this...... THE MAIN HOPE OF A NATION LIES IN THE PROPER EDUCATION OF ITS YOUTH.

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by Lanretoye(m): 11:16am On Mar 02, 2017
APC must tell me wetin concern governors and buhari's health,abi na APC doctors I read?

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by NotComplaining: 11:16am On Mar 02, 2017
Im sure Buhari will be present with photo proof of life. Bloody jokers!

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by SuperBlack: 11:16am On Mar 02, 2017
Burial arrangement? Long Live PMB.

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Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by OlaMiki: 11:17am On Mar 02, 2017
But an achiever tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue
BlindAngel:
Dead vegetable, farewall mr Dullard.
Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by Ezedon(m): 11:17am On Mar 02, 2017
I tot we have 36 states in Nigeria?
Re: APC Summons Governors Over Buhari’s Health, Convention by SuperBlack: 11:18am On Mar 02, 2017
Ezedon:
I tot we have 36 states in Nigeria?
and 23 is owed by Apc

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