President Muhammadu Buhari has joined efforts to save the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from losing majority seats in the National Assembly by meeting with some aggrieved senators at the Presidential Villa.
There were fears of the mass exodus of Senators after many of them lost their return bid at the APC primaries across the nation.
The APC has lost seven senators to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), fuelling speculation about 18 more might be firming up plans to defect from the ruling party and rob the party of the majority status in the National Assembly.
To save the imminent crash of the party’s control at the National Assembly, National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, last Wednesday, rallied some other members of the National Working Committee (NWC), including National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore, to a meeting with members of the Senate APC caucus.
However, at the Tuesday meeting with a group of Senators led by Chief Whip of the Senate Orji Uzor Kalu, Buhari assured the leadership of the party would sustain the hearing and healing process that it started to ensure fairness, justice and oneness before the 2023 general elections.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President noted that complaints were received by some members and machinery had been put in place by the NWC to address their various concerns