The Presidency has explained why President Muhammadu Buhari met with only leaders of 2 political parties out of the 42 registered parties in Nigeria.

Buhari had on Friday met with leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A spokesman for the President, Garba Shehu, said the meeting Buhari had with the leaders of the APC and the PDP was fixed by the 2 political parties.

Garba was reacting to the cry of other political parties, who felt they were overlooked by the Presidency.

But they seem not to have made any formal request to see the president.

Garba highlighted that the Presidency did not have any record that other political parties sought an audience with the President and their request rejected.

Shehu said: “The leadership of the APC and PDP asked for an audience with the President separately and the President in its wisdom decided to meet them together.

“You may want to ask the political parties that are complaining if they wrote to meet with the President".