President Muhammadu Buhari met members of the Progressives Governors Forum in Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari met members of the Progressives Governors Forum in Abuja.

Their chairman, Kebbi State’s Governor Atiku Bagudu, said the president advised that the party should explore the option of consensus while electing its officials at the forthcoming national convention.

He told newsmen that consensus had worked for the APC in the past as many chairmen of the party emerged through that process.

The forum chairman added that the governors used the opportunity to formally inform the president of the new date of March 26th, set aside for the party’s national convention.

On the forthcoming APC zonal congresses, Bagudu dismissed insinuations that such arrangement was not in the APC Constitution.

Also commenting on the issue of division among the governors over the convention, Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted that the governors were earlier divided on the issue of date for the convention.