The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and former interim leader of the ruling party, Chief Bisi Akande, were absent when President Muhammadu Buhari hosted members of his party at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.
However, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, were in attendance.
Also at the meeting were current and past state governors of the ruling party, members of the national assembly, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, and other cabinet ministers.
The politicians gathered ahead of the national executive council (NEC) meeting scheduled for APC headquarters on Tuesday (today).
The meeting, which held at the new banquet hall of the state house, Abuja, started around 8:20pm.
One of the major issues on the night was the review of the APC constitution and consideration of report on true federalism as well as other matters.
Recall that Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, chaired the APC committee on true federalism.
The committee looked at 12 issues including merging of states, fiscal federalism and devolution of power, according to NAN.