Sunday, July 23, 2017 9:55 pm
A team of governors led by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, the chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC Governors’ Forum met with President Muhammadu Buhari in London on Sunday.
The team, which also included John Odigie-Oyegun, the APC National Chairman as well as Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transport, according to a statement from the presidency also had lunch with the President who had been away from Nigeria for medical treatment since 7 May, 2017.
Governor Okorocha of Imo state was quoted in a statement by the presidency on Sunday evening as narrating the encounter between the President and the visiting APC leaders in London.
“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 presidency said in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, spokesperson for Buhari.
“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.”
Okorocha said the President was delighted to receive the delegation and asked each governor about affairs in his state.
The President, Okorocha was quoted as saying, 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,” the statement by Buhari’s spokesman added.
Okorocha also assured Nigerians that Buhari is in good shape and will be back as soon as his 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.