President Muhammadu Buhari was said to have met with senators on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Aso Rock Villa on Wednesday, July 25.
The meeting is reportedly related to the mass defection of senators on the platform to the Peoples Democratic Party and the African Democratic Congress.
Meanwhile, Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has reportedly said his chances of leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) are “very, very high.
According to Daily Trust, the Senate president made this comment to Reuters on Tuesday, July 24. Saraki’s comment is coming just as 14 senators on the platform of the APC left for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and the African Democratic Congress .
The scheduled meeting between the President and the APC Senators held at the First Lady Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.The meeting between President Buhari and APC Senators was confirmed by the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad.
President Muhammadu Buhari wishes Kwankwaso, Melaye, others well
in his statement to the 15 senators that quit APC for the PDP, President Buhari said he wishes them all well.
The statement partly reads:
“I wish all of our party members who today defected, the very best in their future undertakings. The APC has done its best to stop the defections, and I must commend the party leadership for working tirelessly to unite the party and position it for future victory.
“I am confident that no harm or injury will be done by these defections, to the APC and its aspirations. I urge party faithful to not despair, but to instead see this as something that happens in seasons like this, on the eve of elections.
“As the saying goes, all politics is local. We understand that some of the Distinguished and Honourable lawmakers have issues in/with their home states, especially on zoning which bars some of them from seeking another term in their constituencies.
mean while efforts have been made by the Nigeria police to stop the senate president from leaving his house the morning of the mass defection.