Buhari, Osinbajo meet APC, PDP leaders 

President Muhammdu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the FEC meeting on the 22nd of March 2017
[Photo Credit: Novo Isioro]
President Muhammdu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the FEC meeting on the 22nd of March 2017
[Photo Credit: Novo Isioro]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met behind closed doors with the leaderships of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting, which started around 11.10a.m., was still ongoing as of the time of filing this report.

It is being attended by the vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo, chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, and the caretaker chairman of the PDP, Ahmed Makarfi.

Other APC members attending the meeting include the National Legal Adviser of the APC, Muiz Banire, Olorunnimbe Mamora, Tony Momoh, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, amongst others.

Those from the PDP are Ben obi and other members of the caretaker committee.

NAN reliably learnt that the meeting will discuss socio-political issues especially the problem of hate speech and the prevailing security situation in the country.

The presidency on Wednesday advised the nation’s opinion leaders and proponents of restructuring to exercise restraint in their choice of words to avoid heating up the polity and causing acrimony among Nigerians.(NAN)


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  • m

    APC as a party started hate speech in Nigeria because they were desperate for power. Lai Mohammed said horrible and unprintable things about the leaders of PDP and nobody harassed them. APC is the most unpatriotic party in Nigeria. Now that you are in power, you want you monitor hate speech and fake news.

    • Krai For Naija (K.F.N)

      The Buhari achievement no hatred can deny

      There are now
      28 million un-employed youths inside Nigeria today, a staggering figure equal
      to the entire population of Ghana; a neighbouring West African country –
      according to a latest official bulletin issued by the federal Nigerian Bureau
      of Statistics. The horrific jobless figure in Nigeria today is over half the
      whole population of Nigeria at independence on October 1st, 1960 and equal
      to all the living human beings in Ghana today.

    • Anasieze Donatus

      please can you mention some of this hate speech for my records.Thank You

  • Okele

    @M:

    You cannot restructure anything if you cannot talk freely about the pathology
    of Nigeria’s fraudulent Fulani federation. Freedom of speech is the first step,
    haba! You must talk about how lazy drones steal the treasury. This thing tire me O!

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is a joke. I don’t see any difference between him and
    Muhamadu Buhari – both of them are clueless. Was it not Vice President Osinbajo
    that was saying punishment of hate speech is official priority? I just ask myself:
    ‘Does this man think at all? What is hate speech in law? There’s nothing called
    hate speech in law, nothing’.

    But see! Oshinbajo is looking for what does not exist in a country where
    constitutional freedom of speech overrides even pre-existing laws of sedition.
    This is the low quality of people that Nigerians voted into power. No surprise
    that both men drove Nigeria into the worst economic recession ever within
    one year of taking office.

    • imma

      @adekunleakindude:disqus

      My friend, do you want to hear the truth? You can never have electricity with Raji Fashola
      as your Minister for Power. It’s as simple as that. Raji Fashola can’t give what he doesn’t have.
      Raji Fashola is a slow learner. He’s never been bright or smart. Of late he acquired an image
      of corruption from 3rd September 2015 when ICPC anti-corruption agency declared him wanted.
      Mediocre like Raji Fashola fill up Buhari’s cabinet. That i why you will all die in economic crises
      and recession in Nigeria. Knwledge is power, not guns and brute force – but knowledge, okay?

  • Adekunle Akindude

    As we speak and write the hoodlums who wrecked the economy and never gave us additional electricity supply are roaming in the streets and even have guts to be celebrating a comeback What a nation of shameless rulers There is light at the end of the tunnel God bless nigeria

    • m

      Osibanjo said APC/PMB spent N1.3trillion on infrastructure in 2016. I ask you and your APC/PMB to kindly show us which infrastructure they spent such huge amount. Its only people like adekunle that sees light at the tunnel!!.

      • systematic

        Peoples with blinde eyes and blinded mind can’t see the work he is talking about

      • oyoko

        maybe you don’t understand the word infrastructure or you are confusing it with your little understanding.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    These useless PDP “leaders” don’t cease to amaze and amuse. What reason do they have to visit certificate-less Buhari? If the roles were reversed, would APC leaders visit a PDP President? The visit is ill-advised, patronizing and unfortunate. Is this how an opposition party that is desirous of changing the change should be conducting its affairs? I just wonder. But it isn’t really APC and Buhari’s fault. The PDP “leaders’ have demonstrated that they are mumus. SMDH

  • galaxy

    of all the problems facing nigeria today, hate speech is the most pertinent to the FG. There is God O!!!