Tinubu absent as Buhari meet with APC caucus in Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday led other top government officials elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress to a meeting of the party’s national caucus.

The meeting was held at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Other top government officials who attended the meeting are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and governors.

National chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, led other officers of the party to the meeting.

The national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was however absent from 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 on Tuesday.

The issue of the tenure elongation for members of the National Working Committee is believed to be an agenda before the party chiefs.

The national caucus meeting was still ongoing as of the time of filing this report.