President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night met behind closed doors with All Progressives Congress (APC) senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The senators included serving senators and senators-elect on the platform of the party.
Some of the APC state governors who attended the dinner, included Lagos, Plateau, Kogi, Kaduna, Jigawa, Kebbi, Zamfara, Osun.
Among those at the meeting also included the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,
The President hosted them to dinner at the new Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja.
Discussions at the dinner may not be unconnected with zoning and selection of the leadership of the 9th National Assembly.
Unlike in 2015 when the leadership was hijacked by senators, who didn’t get the blessings of the ruling party, the APC is determined to ensure that the next leadership of the National Assembly are in line with the wishes of the ruling party.
The dinner, which started around 8pm, was still in progress at the time of filing this report.
Senators already aspiring for the 9th National Assembly Senate Presidency included Senators Ahmed Lawan, Ali Ndume, and Danjuma Goje.