Those in attendance were Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State, who is also the chairman of convention committee; Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.
The development came as the re-election bid of President Muhammad Buhari formally kicked in the South-South with the Council for New Nigeria National Committee of Buhari Support Groups (CNN/NCBSG) opening its secretariats in some states in the region.
The former governor dismissed speculations that the forthcoming congress and convention will tear the party apart.
"So, if those individuals he confided in felt it was necessary for them to make the position public, I don't think it is fair for us to hold the president responsible for this". We elected a governor and we elected a president and we sent them to Abuja.
However, he added that they have the right to do whatever they want to do.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President Abba Kyari also attended the meeting.
Sources at the meeting said the President did not object to the request.
"What I can tell you is that Chief Oyegun will make his position known within the next couple of days whether he is going to contest the chairmanship or not".
He, however, did not elaborate.
Odigie-Oyegun, however, said those who endorsed Oshiomhole had their reasons which should be respected, saying that there was nothing wrong in the endorsement.
Meanwhile, the northern leaders in a statement in Dutse by the chairman of APC United Front, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa, praised Oyegun for unifying the ruling party, fostering collaboration and encouraging engagements that neither diminishes others moral worth. Anybody who has served two terms or more can not run again. He did not address a press conference to say this is the person I want.
Some party chieftains at the meeting included former ambassador to Ghana, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Senator Ganiyu Solomon, member representing Ikeja Constituency I in the House of Assembly, Folajimi Lai-Mohammed, among others.