Buhari Jets Out With Wife Two Days To APC’s Convention
President Muhammadu Buhari has left the country with his wife, Aisha, as the clock ticks down on the ruling All Progressives Congress’s National Convention.
The President left the country on Thursday for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to attend the African Union Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government.
The discussion will centre on regional security in the face of climate change, smallpox outbreaks, and famine.
Buhari will meet with other Heads of State and Government to discuss Humanitarian Challenges, Hopes, and Challenges in Africa, according to a statement from his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
In addition, he will take part in the adoption of the Assembly Declaration on the Humanitarian Summit and the pledging conference.
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Buhari will join his counterparts for the three-day summit, which will take place between May 26th and 28th. Many expect Buhari to assist the APC in forging a consensus arrangement to produce a presidential flagbearer.
The summit will also address Africa’s Humanitarian Challenges, including migration, refugees, returnees, and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
The African leaders will discuss terrorism and unconstitutional government changes at the summit, which will have spiraling effects on human rights and economies, according to the statement.
The African Union’s Assembly of Heads of State and Government will take a united stance on “Terrorism and Unconstitutional Change of Government” and reach agreements on new approaches to stem the tide, according to the statement.
During the Malabo meeting, Buhari is expected to meet with a number of leaders.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd); the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq; the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (retd); the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar; and the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabir
On Saturday, he is expected to return to Abuja.
According to reports, the president has scheduled a meeting with key party stakeholders to help the party reach a consensus. In January, Buhari stated that he had a preferred candidate.
When the president returns on Saturday, less than 24 hours before the party’s primary, he is expected to meet with stakeholders to name his preferred candidate.
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