President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night led other top government officials elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to a meeting of the party’s national caucus at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Other top government officials who attended the meeting included Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, and state governors.
The National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, led other national officers of the party to the meeting.
But the National leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was conspicuously absent at the meeting. Tinubu is heading a presidential reconciliation committee set up to reconcile aggrieved party members across the country.
It had earlier been speculated that he may present his interim report at the meeting. The caucus meeting was however held ahead of a meeting of the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) which holds today at the party National Secretariat.
The issue of the tenure elongation for members of the National Working Committee was believed to be an agenda before the party chiefs. The national caucus meeting was still ongoing as of the time of filing this report.