President Muhammadu Buhari Discloses Plans To Appoint More Minister

02 November, 2017, 01:08 | Author: Earnest Huff
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He commended the leadership of the National Assembly led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

The two presidents are meeting officially for the first time since the inauguration of President Buhari's administration on May 29, 2017.

The meeting is a prelude to the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party billed for the party secretariat today.

The meeting which is now ongoing at the party secretariat follows the meeting of the national caucus of party which held on Monday night at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa.

The decision at the caucus will shape the NEC meeting. not all members of the caucus that are members of the NEC.

"Do we have any other person that will challenge the President again?"

"Concerning the issue of sole ticket for Mr. President, I want to say that if Mr. President is performing, well-respected and carrying everybody along, all of us have resolved that we will work for him".

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While responding to a similar question, he said, "For anybody to preempt the consensus opinion of the people is to say the least not fair to the vision of our party".

President Buhari, had on October 26, met with the leaders of the National Assembly after the cancellation of the planned dinner for lawmakers in the Presidential Villa.

"Each of us has our role to play and that is why we are playing it".

Also at the meeting are the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari and the National Chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun.

President Buhari also said that while some ministers may go, he would expand his cabinet above the 36 members representing the 36 states of the federation.

But some governors elected on the platform of APC, however, told journalists before the commencement of the meeting that they would support Buhari for second term.

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