Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi and the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) John Oyegun, on Sunday held an emergency meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The meeting was held in London on Sunday.
The Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, was also present.
At a thanksgiving service in Port Harcourt on Sunday, the managing director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nsima Ekere, said the APC chieftains held an emergency meeting with the president in London.
“Today I am overjoyed but believe me just last night I doubted I would be happy today because my very good friends called me thrice in a row, Rotimi Amaechi, Rochas Okorocha and the Chairman of my great party, John Oyegun, to reveal to me they had to make an emergency meeting in London,” TOSTV quoted Ekere to have said.
The meeting was also confirmed by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
A statement sent out to media houses reads:
“In a telephone conversation following the meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and leaders with President Muhammadu Buhari in London Sunday, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, said the President was very cheerful and has not lost any bit of his sense of humour.
“The governor said the party delegation spent more than an hour with President Buhari over lunch, and it was very clear from the discussions that he followed developments at home very closely.
“He said the President was delighted to receive the delegation and asked each governor about affairs in his state. He also asked the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, about the state of the railways.
“When asked to react to all the negative things being said about him, the President just laughed, describing such negative reports as lies. Governor Okorocha said President Buhari was completely unperturbed by the cocktail of lies. He, instead, sent his best wishes to Nigerians.
“According to the governor, Nigerians don’t have to worry at all, adding that President Buhari will be back as soon as the doctors give him the green light.
““By our visit to London today, the merchants of lies have been put out of business and Nigerians will not buy the garbage they have been selling. All those who look up to fake news can find better use for their time,” Governor Okorocha noted.
“Governors Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa; Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna; Yahaya Bello of Kogi; and APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, were also in the delegation.”