The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday met behind closed doors with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha.
The meeting which lasted about 30minutes was held inside Osinbajo’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
At the end of the meeting, Dogara did not speak with journalists.
He said he only accompanied Okorocha who is the Imo State Governor to visit Osinbajo.
Speaking on the call for Igbo President, the governor told State House correspondents that that could only come up at the end of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said, “What I do know is that Ndigbo should talk about Presidency after President Muhammadu Buhari. I think we should support this government.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has a tenure to work for: four or eight years.
“According to the zoning arrangement and everybody should follow the zoning although I am not an advocate of zoning.”
Okorocha said efforts were ongoing to reposition the ruling All Progressives Congress in the South East.
He reiterated his position that some governors in the zone would be joining APC soon.
He said, “The APC as a party is strong in the South East. We are trying to rebuild the party and redefine leadership so there will be no confusion.
“As to whether the APC in the South East is in disarray as the case has always been, we want to have a united party in the South East.
“We are hopeful from all discussions that about two governors will be joining us in the South East to strengthen the party.
“Right now, we have agreed that Senator Ken Nnamani should take a lead of the party in the South East to enable us have a common understanding, along with other leaders like Chief Jim Nwobodo.”
When confronted with the fact that some governors had denied his claim, Okorocha said, “I don’t think it is true, but if it is true it is probably because it is not time. It could be because I spoke when they were not yet ready.”
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