Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Friday revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is worried and concerned about the Imo State All Progressives Congress (APC) crisis.
Mr. Ganduje disclosed this in Owerri on Friday when his team met with supporters of the APC governorship candidate in the state, Senator Hope Uzodinma, urging them to settle their differences to ensure the victory of the party in 2019.
The meeting was part of ongoing efforts to reconcile the warring factions in the state.
The governor said that “Imo State is very dear to President Muhammadu Buhari,” adding that APC could not afford to go into the general elections in the state as a divided party.
He said, “We are here for dialogue. We are here for peace. We are worried. But we are concerned and determined.
“We are here to see that those who are aggrieved are brought back to the party.
“After this meeting, we are going to meet with all the aspirants, of both sides. This is just to meet with members of the APC. The main meeting will be with the aspirants in the night.
“There could be some aggrieved members of the House of Representatives, senators and other members of the party. But we are pleading to all the members of the APC to come together and win the election.
“We are here to see you people so that we can discuss heart to heart and put the pieces together. All hope is not lost.
“Election is coming and you have to unite and make adequate arrangements for the election because the President is worried. He directed us to come for reconciliation. He wants all of you to be united.
“I am happy that all of you are for (President Muhammadu) Buhari. You look determined. You must do a lot of planning. You must sit down locally and win the election.”
Other noteable party chieftains who accompanied Ganduje on the mission included, Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi and Senator Godswill Akpabio.
Ganduje and his team had on Thursday held a meeting with the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, and his supporters.