Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday night met with the All Progressives Congress APC stakeholders from the South West zone of the country at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Main discussions at the meeting bordered on the forthcoming September 22 governorship election in Osun State.
The meeting started at the conference hall of the office of the wife of the President around 19.30 GMT.
Those at the meeting included the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, National Leader ofthe party, Bola Tinubu, former APC interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, APC.
Others were major stakeholders of the party from Osun State, the Chairman of the Osun Governorship Campaign Council and Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
The attendees included Osun State Governor, Rauf Aragbesola, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari were also at the meeting.
Speaking to Journalists, National leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, expressed optimism that the APC will win the forthcoming Governorship poll in Osun State.
He said the party the candidate of the party; Gboyega Oyetola had the experience and charisma to lead Osun State, thus he called on the electorate in Osun to vote massively for the APc in the September 22 election.
Also speaking, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who is the Chairman of the APC campaign Council for the Osun gubernatorial election, said the APC is poised to clinch the election..
“From what has transpired at this meeting, we are ready and confident to win the election because all those who contested the primary election are here and have pledged their support for the candidate of the party and most importantly is that the President has blessed the campaign Council and has appreciated those who lost the primaries and has also appreciated the commitment of all APC stakeholders in the South-West, who are supporting this course and tha is very encouraging for us,” he said.
On his part, APC candidate for the Osun governorship election, Gboyega Oyetola was optimistic that the APC would win the election.
Oyetola, who thanked President Buhari for his support, noted that the APC government has done well in Osun and at the national level and would continue to build on its successes.
“I thank the President for the opportunity of this visit. It shows he is the farther of all and that he is committed to the APC winning the governorship election in Osun, come September 22.
“The President is committed to a free and fair election and I want to say categorically that we are winning that election and that will be a foundation for the re-election of the President come 2019 and we are committed to it. We have done very well as a party and the government has done very well.” he said.
Oyetola thanked all those who contested the primary election with him for supporting him and the party in general.