Saraki Absent As Buhari Meets APC Senators Over Mass Defection At National Assembly
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night met with senators elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The meeting is coming barely 24hours after a gale of defection hit the APC caucus in the two chambers of the National Assembly.
The meeting which was held inside the conference room in the office of the Wife of the President started a few minutes after 9pm with the arrival of the President.
About 42 Senators are attending the meeting with Buhari, which is expected to discuss Tuesday’s defections.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, who is still a member of the APC was, however, absent at the meeting.
The meeting between the President and the senators is part of the president’s engagement with critical stakeholders to build synergy and consensus on national issues.
The meeting was still ongoing as of the time of filing this report.