- One of the senators absent at the meeting of lawmakers and President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is still a member of the APC
- Olusola Adeyeye said he received notice of the presidential meeting late
- According to Adeyeye, he was at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine the previous day to deliver a public lecture when he got invitation for the meeting
The senator representing Osun central, Olusola Adeyeye, has explained his absence during a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress members of the Nigerian Senate. He said he received notice of the meeting late.
In a Facebook post Thursday, July 26, the senator who is a professor, said he was at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine the previous day to deliver a public lecture when he got invitation for the meeting.
He said the notice got to him only “around 7pm” while the university event was “scheduled for over five months”.
"It was logistically impossible for me to head to Abuja. My colleagues of the APC caucus were fully aware of my engagement at Ibadan. I also sent an apology to the President pertaining to my absence.
“For the avoidance of any doubts, I remain a firm member of the APC. I have never partaken of any formal or informal meeting with the r-APC,” he added.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that President Buhari met with senators on the platform of the APC at the Aso Rock Villa on Wednesday, July 25.
The meeting is reportedly related to the mass defection of senators on the platform to the Peoples Democratic Party and the African Democratic Congress.
There has been report that some senators may soon leave the APC particularly Shenu Sani who was seen at the meeting.
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