The Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF) and governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, described the release of the 422-member campaign list as unfortunate, but assured that it would be sorted out. He stressed that the governors’ visit to the Secretariat was to strategise and discuss the campaign.
Asked if the governors were comfortable with the campaign list, Bagudu added: “Governors are very proud of our party, we are very proud of our party leader, President Buhari, we are very proud of the conventions that produced both our national chairman and our presidential candidate in person of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the vice presidential candidate in the person of Kashim Shettima, we are very proud of the actions of the national chairman and the NWC, we are very proud of the actions of the PCC.
“We are happy that we are discussing, even though there were lists that were unfortunately released by the campaign council, which the party would have announced. It was a mistake, but I am happy that the party is solidly behind our candidate and our party and whatever lists that have come out erroneously, we believe it will be sorted out.”
In attendance at the parley were Governors Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Sani Bello (Niger), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo). The former chairman of the party and deputy chairman of the PCC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole also attended.