The Presidency has explained why the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders was held. Speaking, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the meeting Buhari had with the leaders of the APC and the PDP was fixed by the two political parties. Garba was reacting to the cry of other political parties, who felt they were overlooked by the Presidency.
The President’s Special Assistant said the Presidency did not have any record that other political parties sought an audience with the President and their request rejected. Shehu told Punch, “The leadership of the APC and PDP asked for an audience with the President separately and the President in its wisdom decided to meet them together. “You may want to ask the political parties that are complaining if they wrote to meet with the President.”