A caucus of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on Wednesday, met at the office of Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
No reason was, however, given for the meeting, as the National Chairman of the APC, Mr John Oyegun and all those who attended the meeting declined comment, when accosted by anxious journalists.
However, the Special Adviser on Political matters to the Vice President, Mr Babafemi Ojudu pleaded with the journalists not to approach anyone for an interview, as the office of the Vice President would later issue a statement on the meeting.
“Please allow them to go on their own freely without being asked to come and be interviewed but we are going to issue a very short statement very soon. Its just a consultative meeting of elected party leaders.The meeting was on party matters,” he said.
Similarly, a chieftain of the APC, Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu simply told journalists he was at the State House for lunch, as he jumped into his car.
“I came for lunch. No comment………..no comment…..,” he said.
In attendance at the meeting were the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Oyegun; Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Mr Bola Tinubu and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar among others.
The meeting lasted about three hours.
As promised, a two paragraph statement was later issued by the Senior Special Adviser to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande.
It said: “Select leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, drawn from the party’s National Headquarters, the legislative and executive arms of government had a consultative meeting on issues affecting the party and the nation.
The meeting, which held at the Vice President’s conference room, was very useful and resourceful towards achieving the goals of the party and the government.”