President Muhammadu Buhari met with 43 Senators in Aso-rock on Wednesday, barely 24 hours after 15 senators decamped from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Buhari held the emergency meeting with the remaining senators, in a last minute effort to stem further defections.
The meeting, which started at 10:20 pm, lasted for barely 20 minutes, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja last night. It also had the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, in attendance, as well as 43 senators elected on the platform of the ruling party.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who was listed among those expected at the meeting, was conspicuously absent. Also, Joshua Dariye, who is currently in Prison, was listed to attend.
Senators at the meeting include, Adamu Aleiro, Bala Ibn Na-Allah, Aliyu Wamako, Ibrahim Gobir, Kabiru Marafa, Abu Ibrahim, Kabiru Gaya, Barau Jibrin, Abdullahi Gumel, Shehu Sani, Ahmed Lawan, Ali Ndume, Abubakar Kyari, Baba Kaka Garbai, Aliyu Abdullahi, David Umaru, Abdullahi Adamu, George Akume, Francis Alimekhina, Andrew Uchendu, Magnus Abe, Ovie Omo-Agege, John Enoh, Nelson Effiong, Andy Uba, Sunny Ugboji, Hope Uzodinma, Ben Uwajimogu, Yusuf Yusuf, Oluremi Tinubu, Gbenga Ashafa, Solomon Adeola, Tayo Alasoadura, Soji Akanbi, Ajayi Boroface, Yele Omogunwa, Fatima Rasaki, Olanrewaju Tejuoso and Yahaya Abdullahi.