Buhari hosts Tinubu in Aso Rock


The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari and had in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, and the newly-appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

The two separate meetings between the President and his visitors took place at the new Banquet hall.

The meeting is a prelude to the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party billed for the party secretariat today.

Tinubu told State House Correspondents after a closed-door meeting with Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, categorically that he should not be dragged into the matter.

The decision at the caucus will shape the NEC meeting. not all members of the caucus that are members of the NEC.

"We are the party of the people for the people and by the people and this is democratic environment". I don't believe in the myth, I believe in confidence building, the trust that we have in the President.

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" I just met with the President".

"Each of us have our roles to play and that is why we are playing it".

He commended members of the party and Nigerians for their prayers and good wishes as well as Almighty Allah for restoring his health.

President Buhari, had on October 26, met with the leaders of the National Assembly after the cancellation of the planned dinner for lawmakers in the Presidential Villa.

TheNewsGuru.com reports that Ouattara, who arrived the Presidential Villa at about 12.15 p.m., was introduced to some cabinet ministers and presidential aides by President Buhari before the commencement of their meeting.

Ahead of the national caucus' meeting, Buhari had earlier in the day met behind closed doors with Saraki, Dogara; Odigie-Oyegun; and the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum and Zamfara State Governor, Abdullaziz Yari.