Senator Fatai Buhari Absent As APC Senators Meet President in Abuja

The Senator representing Oyo North senatorial district, Senator Fatai Buhari was absent as President Muhammadu Buhari met with senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the State House villa, Abuja on Wednesday. could not ascertian why Senator Fatai did not attend the meeting at a time the party is facing defections ahead of 2019 election. Although, recalled that we earlier reported that Senator Buhari alongside Senator Soji Akanbi visited the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi Tuesday night where they both pledged loyalty to the party.

Ahmad Lawan, senate majority leader, led his colleagues to the meeting, which had Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party in attendance.

Besides Oshiomhole, others who attended the meeting included the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to Buhari, Abba Kyari; Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina; Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang.

However, APC’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, has reiterated the party’s commitment to good governance.

He spoke after the emergency meeting of the APC senators loyal to the president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said: “The senators have come in their huge number to prove that the APC remains the party with the largest number of lawmakers in the National Assembly It is also to prove that we still have what it takes to continue to provide good governance for Nigerians.

“We have agreed that going forward, the APC cannot be intimidated, the government will not be intimidated or distracted. We remain focused and committed to addressing the critical challenges that confront our country namely security, economy and the fight against corruption.

“On all three, the president is consistent and determined and the senators have come to reassure him of their full backing.”

Curiously, the senate president, Bukola Saraki, was absent despite being on the agenda.

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