Governors of the All Progressives Congress on the platform of the Progressives Governors Forum have endorsed Senator Ahmad Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for the position of Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Rising from their inaugural meeting in Abuja on Sunday night, the governors asked all party members to vote for the two leaders, saying they were solidly behind the decision of the party.
Chairman of the forum and Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu, told newsmen after the meeting that they believe the leadership of the party took the right decision when it opted to support Lawan and Gbajabiamila for the principal offices.
On other offices, he said they were party offices and the party will take a decision on that.
On the crisis in the party, he said members made comments but was silent on the position of the governors.
He said the governors were solidly behind the President as the leader of the party and were prepared to work with him to take the nation to the next level.
Those present at the meeting which took place at the Kebbi Governor’s lodge in Asokoro are Governors of Kebbi, Edo, Kwara, Kogi, Plateau, Nasarawa, Kano, Jigawa, Ekiti, Osun, Lagos, Gombe, Niger and the Deputy Governors of Borno and Kaduna States.
Governors of Katsina, Ogun, Ondo and Yobe states were absent and did not send representatives.