Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met with Ali Ndume, former senate leader and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ndume, who represents Borno south senatorial district, arrived at the presidential villa around 3pm before proceeding to Osinbajo’s office for the meeting.
It is still not clear why the vice-president is hosting the senator but it may not be unconnected to the race for the senate president.
The APC is expected to produce the next crop of national assembly leaders after emerging with the majority lawmakers in the two chambers.
TheCable reports that the party leadership as well as President Muhammadu Buhari have endorsed Ahmad Lawan as senate president.
But this did not stop Ndume from declaring his intention to contest for the position.
Last week, the senator rolled out a nine-point agenda which he said he would implement if elected the next senate president.
The senator, in the agenda, promised to make the office of the senate president less attractive by reducing the unnecessary privileges attached to it.