President Muhammadu Buhari on thursday met with a former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, who is seeking to replace the National Chairman of the party of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
NewsTimes reports that the closed-door meeting, which lasted about two hours, was held inside the president’s office at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Oshiomhole was accompanied by the chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.
It is understood that The meeting is coming ahead of the June national convention of the APC.
President Buhari had recently asked all the APC governors to throw their weight behind their former colleague for the party’s peak position.
Oshiomhole is also believed to have the backing of the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
Rising from the meeting with the president yesterday, however, Oshiomhole and Okorocha refused to speak to State House correspondents on their mission to Aso Rock.