Chairman of Progressive Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, confirmed this improvement to State House correspondents on the finish of a closed door assembly with President Buhari on the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) studies that the assembly was additionally attended by the Chairman of APC Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni, who can be the governor of Yobe, in addition to Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa.
Bagudu, who was not particular on the precise date for the conference in February, mentioned the conference was shifted as a result of 4 states have been but to finish their congresses.
He mentioned, “Yesterday, November 21, the Progressive Governors’ Forum met, the place we congratulated and thanked the Caretaker Committee for working so exhausting in main the celebration. We additionally thanked the President for supporting them to ship on their mandate.
“I additionally defined yesterday that the Progressive Governors’ Forum mentioned the difficulty of nationwide conference of the celebration they usually mandated us to come back and talk about with the President because the celebration’s chief to present the enter of the Governors in order that the celebration and the President will contemplate.
“Part of the inputs we received yesterday was that we nonetheless have 4 states that are within the strategy of finishing their congresses like Anambra; understandably due to the latest gubernatorial election, Zamfara and two others, due to logistic challenges after which, Christmas is across the nook and early January we might be very busy with Ekiti.
“So, the Governors, primarily based on all these, advised the celebration and the President ought to graciously contemplate February and the President is favourably disposed to the suggestion.”
The National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Mai Mala Buni, who additionally spoke on the result of the assembly, mentioned, “The Progressive Governors’ Forum after their assembly, has advised February to the celebration and the President has concurred so we’re going forward to plan for the conference in February.
“Nigerians ought to anticipate extra unity and progress on account of the forthcoming conference.”
On insinuations in some quarters that he may be delaying the conference to increase his tenure because the Caretaker Chairman of the APC, Buni mentioned, “Am I a jobless one that is all the time attempting to increase his tenure; to do what? I’ve my main accountability as a Governor to return to my state and perform my main accountability.
“What I’m right here to do is ad-hoc and naturally to reposition the celebration and that’s precisely what we’ve been capable of obtain.”