Senators-elect and Governors on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform were on the night of Monday, March 25, treated to a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Senators-elect, Platinum.ng gathers, included those who had directly or indirectly indicated interest to contest for the seat of the Senate President in the 9th National Assembly.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), those in attendance included the National Chairman of the Party, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha and other presidential aides.
The governors of Kogi, Jigawa, Oyo, Kaduna, Kebbi, Zamfara, Borno, Yobe, Plateau, Osun and Lagos were also reported to have been in attendance.
Among the prospective contestants for the Senate leadership are Ahmed Lawan, Danjuma Goje and Ali Ndume all from Northeast zone of the country and Abdullahi Adamu from the North Central zone.
NAN reports that the APC zoning formula for the election of a new Senate President for the 9th National Assembly may have been part of the issues deliberated upon at the dinner.