File: Buhari meets with APC senators after mass defection from the party (photo credit: state House)

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with some senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the crisis rocking the ruling party.

The meeting was part of efforts by Buhari to resolve the crisis that followed the primary elections of the party across Nigeria.

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Some of the senators, who met with Buhari inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, did not secure the APC’s ticket to seek re-election to the Senate.

Those who attended the meeting included Senator Abdullahi  Gumel, Senator Sani Mustapha, Senator Olanrewaju Tejuosho, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, and Senator Ibrahim Kurfi.

Others were Farouk Aliyu; Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika; and Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu.

The President had earlier met with aggrieved APC members of the House of Representatives.

He had also met with members of APC Aspirants Forum and aggrieved state governors.