APC, PDP senators close ranks over economic crisis

For the first time in more than a year, All Progressives Congress (APC) senators and their Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) counterparts closed ranks to push back a receding economy.

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Separate meetings held by APC and PDP, agreed that members should forget their differences and discuss issues affecting Nigeria, the federal legislature and the fortune of their party.

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The meeting which was held at private residence of the president of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, started at about 8pm last night, lasted for two hours.

About 50 senators from the two hitherto existing groups in the party, were said to be at the meeting.

The meeting was held preparatory to the resumption of the Red Chamber of the federal legislature tomorrow Tuesday and took place about the same time the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) senators also had their own caucus meeting at another venue under the leadership of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

What surprised many was the convivial atmosphere as senators discussed freely and after the meeting exchanged jokes and engaged in banters and back-slapping.

During the meeting, the APC senators discussed the proposed debate on the economic recession which will be spear-headed by the Senate President during the Tuesday plenary and agreed that members should take leadership in the efforts to find solution to the economic crisis.

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