Tinubu, Akande Absent at APC’s Caucus meeting


Two chieftains of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Chief Bola Tinubu, and Chief Bisi Akande were absent at the caucus meeting held in Abuja , Monday Night. 

President Muhammadu Buhari, and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and Senate President Bukola Saraki were among the bigwigs that attended the Meeting

Governors elected on APC platform, members of its Board of Trustee and National Working Committee (NWC) members are among others, also expected at the meeting.

The Party Chairman, Odigie-Oyegun said that the meeting of the party’s national caucus on Monday night discussed more serious issues but not about his removal from office.

The meeting was chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa and discussed the party’s report on true federalism.

He dismissed the insinuation that the members of the national caucus deliberated on a court case instituted against him by some aggrieved members of the party.

“Today we discussed true federalism, something a lot more serious, a lot more serious,’’ he added.

Also commenting on the outcome of the meeting, the speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Yakubu Dogara said that it was a routine meeting of the party to set the agenda for the NEC holding on Tuesday.

“All I can tell you is that there is a meeting which is routine and the caucus meeting is determined to set up an agenda of the NEC meeting tomorrow. And all I can tell you is that the agenda is well set.

Also, The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, described the meeting as “a good meeting’’, adding that members deliberated on a number of issues to do with the party’s constitution.

“We deliberated a number of issues to do with the constitution of the party which are very important issues here, the constitution, and to prepare for NEC tomorrow, it was a good meeting,” he said. NAN


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