2 PDP, And 5 APC Governors Visit Buhari In London.
Media and Publicity Advisers to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu (left); Femi Adeshina and Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and communication, Laolu Akande briefing the State House correspondents on the planned visit of another delegation of state governors to President Muhammadu Buhari in London today in Abuja…yesterday. PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA
Wow… Mixed reactions at Abuja House, as things take new form in Nigeria politics. I also see this as a way to solve the controversial information on the media, since the minister of Information Lai Mohammed can plan a live broadcast with the President of Nigeria to inform her citizens the health state of an elected president, who they said it a personal affair and has nothing to do with the public not realizing being a president, or in government position makes you a public figure. However, the opposition party PDP has taken step tell Nigerians the truth and present state of President health as they have gone to see things themselves.
The Governor of Zamfara State, and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Abdullaziz Yari and six others departed the country yesterday on “a goodwill visit” to President Muhammadu Buhari in London today.
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President Buhari’s personal photographer, Bayo Omoboriwo is also expected to be on the entourage. The five All Progressives Congress (APC) and two opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors are to represent the six geopolitical zones of the country at the instance of the NGF.
They are: Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo).
Briefing State House correspondents on the visit, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who was joined by his colleagues Garba Shehu and Laolu Akande, both Senior Special spokesmen in the presidency, said the visit was a follow-up to the one by Governor Okorocha.
On why Governor Ayo Fayose is not part of the delegation, Adesina in a terse response explained that the selection “was done by the governors forum.” On why the President has failed to address Nigerians via a broadcast, Mallam Shehu said :”It is a question of what he prefers and this is what he prefers for now.
He would rather receive delegation and that is what is happening. If the president opts for an address he will do it.”