The Chairman of the APC Governors Forum, Mr. Bagudu Atiku the Governor of Kebbi State has debunked rumours that the governors met with Buhari to select nominees for ministerial posts.
According to Bagudu, the meeting was a congratulatory visit to the president and not one for choosing ministerial nominees
He said, “Mr President graciously granted audience to progressive governors forum. We came to congratulate him on the National Assembly elections and thank him for the confidence he had in the progressive governors forum members, who participated actively in all the processes that led to the emergence of Senator Ahmad Lawan as Senate President; Ovie Omo-Agege as Deputy Senate President; Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker, and Ahmed Wase as Deputy Speaker.
“Furthermore, we used the opportunity to thank Mr President for all he had been doing and all the success recorded in the areas which he campaigned upon, which are security, economy and accountability.
“We are quite happy with his support for states where close to N2tn was given to states in form of restructuring of loans, refunds on federal roads, refund for Paris Club, which has helped to encourage economic activities in the states, payment of salaries, payment of pension, payment of gratuity and overall investments by spending on infrastructure.”