President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, hosted the founding members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 political season.
The parley was held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
In February 2013, multiple parties and leading political stalwarts formed the ruling APC.
They include Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) factions.
Buhari met the leaders at the State House ahead of Saturday’s national convention.
Present were former Lagos Governor Bola Tinubu; former Osun Governor Bisi Akande; ex-Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha; Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
Science and Technology Minister Ogbonnaya Onu; Katsina Governor Aminu Masari; ex-Sokoto Governor Aliyu Wammako; Minister for Transportation Rotimi Amaechi also attended.
Others include Chief of Staff to the President Ibrahim Gambari; Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha and APC Caretaker Chairman Mai Buni.
Earlier in the day, Buhari and principal officers of the National Assembly.
The APC convention will take place at the Eagle Square. Security is heightened around the area, which will be cordoned off from Friday night.