The leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday night, passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the party.
This was disclosed to State House reporters by Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari at the end of a caucus meeting of the party presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, the meeting also reinforced the unity, commitment and strength of all members of the party.
“This meeting shows our unity in the party, shows our strength and our commitment to the party and to Nigerians,’’.
Also Sen. Bukar Abba-Ibrahim said that the outcome of the meeting dismissed the speculation that it was convened to remove the leadership of the APC.
He said: “You remember, you saw it in some of the newspapers. That our crises had deepened, APC is going to break, there is a plan to kick out our national chairman – none of these things happened.
“It is a big family reunion and we are all happy and this party is going to dominate the Nigerian political space for a very long time to come. I don’t want to predict any number of years.’’
Mr John Odigie-Oyegun, the party’s National Chairman, described the caucus as `very fantastic’, adding that the party would be stronger after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Tuesday in Abuja.
Those who attended the meeting included Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande, cabinet ministers and presidential aides.
Governors of Plateau, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Sokoto, Niger, Kogi, Jigawa, Benue, Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, Kebbi, Nasarawa as well as deputy governors of Kwara and Yobe states also attended the meeting.
Members of the National Assembly including Senators Rabiu Kwankwaso and Adamu Alieru as well as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha also attended the caucus which lasted for over three hours.