On Thursday evening, members of the House of Representatives loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari, met him behind closed doors.
The lawmakers were led by Musa Sarkin-Adar and Abdulmumini Jibrin.
Speaking with State House correspondents after the meeting, Sarkin-Adar said the meeting “looked at the concerns within the country and the various political parties because election is approaching.”
He said as members of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in the National Assembly, they felt it was necessary to go and have an interface with Buhari and the national chairman of the party “to address issues and concerns raised by members across the federation.”
Sarkin-Adar said they had “certain concerns and misgivings” in each state of the federation, where congresses were held from wards to local government and state level recently.
“There were so many discrepancies and issues that came up and people made a lot of complaints and they were not listened to. As a result of that, some people thought that they will move out of the party and join another party.
“Others, even before that had made up their minds they were going somewhere and we feel it is necessary to come and inform the president that we are committed to remaining with the party, but issues should be looked into and addressed properly so that all aggrieved members can be persuaded to remain.”
Mr Sarkin-Adar, who represents Goronyo/Gada Federal constituency, Sokoto State, said their decision to remain as committed members of the APC, was based on their experience as members of the House of Representatives.
“So it is now a clarion call for us to rally behind the president and the need for us to also be listened to so that the issues of development of this country can be addressed,” he said.
On how Buhari responded to their submissions, Sarkin-Adar said the president’s response was “very well and very fantastic”.