President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night hosted State Governors and Senators-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a dinner at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Those in attendance included the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiohmole; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and other presidential aides.

The governors of Kogi, Jigawa, Oyo, Kaduna, Kebbi, Zamfara, Borno, Yobe, Plateau, Osun and Lagos were also in attendance.

The Senators-elect at the event included all those who had directly or indirectly indicated interest to contest for the seat of President of the Senate in the 9th National Assembly.

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Prominent among the prospective contestants for the Senate leadership are Ahmed Lawan, Danjuma Goje and Ali Ndume all from Northeast zone of the country and Abdullahi Adamu from North Central.

The APC zoning formula for the election of a new Senate President was part of the issues deliberated upon at the dinner.

Oshiomhole in his remarks cautioned that the lawmakers should be careful not to repeat the mistakes of the past where the ruling party produced the Senate President only for the opposition to emerge as his deputy.

Speaking to State House Correspondents on Monday night after the meeting, Oshiomhole said: “We had the first meeting with the President who is also the leader of the party and also with serving senators, newly elected senators and ranking senators.

The whole purpose of this is to bond the new and old members, to establish a new of relationship between the executive and the legislature”.

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