President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Wednesday meet with former President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa.
It was gathered that the president will also host Senate President Godswill Akpabio; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, and other heavyweight members of the ruling All Progressives Congress at the party’s National Caucus meeting.
The APC caucus meeting is billed to hold at the New Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa at 6 pm.
Other APC bigwigs expected to attend are Vice President Kashim Shettima, APC governors, former Senate president Ahmad Lawan; Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, and members of the National Working Committee.
Speaking to The PUNCH, a reliable unnamed source in the Presidency said the President had given his consent to hold the caucus meeting at the villa.
The APC chieftain disclosed that the caucus will tackle the lingering internal crisis within the party.
He also added that former Kano Governor Abdulahi Ganduje, and spokesperson for the ninth Senate, Senator Ajibola Basiru, may be officially pronounced as the acting National Chairman and Secretary, respectively, at the meeting.
The NEC meeting is scheduled to hold on Thursday at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton in Abuja by 11.00 am.
The APC Director of Publicity, Bala Ibrahim, told The PUNCH that both the National Caucus and NEC meetings are two events the party is keenly looking forward to.
Ibrahim stated that the meeting was to address some lingering party issues as well as the vacant leadership positions in the party.
“The agenda is going to be all about the APC and issues surrounding the party. Certainly, there is just no way a meeting of this nature will be called without looking at the leadership position of the party.
“You can be sure so many issues will be discussed among which will be the leadership of the party because there are certain offices that are now occupied in acting capacities. So the party has to think of how to look for substantive occupants of the office and all things that will cushion the affairs of the party. Nothing other than these,” he said.