The All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party leaders in the senate are still laying claims to having the majority of members in the red chamber.
However, an independent analysis by The PUNCH based on the gale of defections in the chamber late last year showed that the APC is still maintaining the lead with 56 senators, closely followed by the PDP with 46 members.
Others are African Democratic Congress (3), Social Democratic Party (1), All Progressives Grand Alliance (1) and the Peoples Redemption Party (1).
It was gathered that many senators who defected had not notified the leadership of the senate in writing, hence the confusion.
the national leadership of the APC would also attend the meeting.
He said apart from the senators and the APC leaders, some APC governors had also been invited to the meeting.
He said, “You know that the Senate leadership belongs to the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party. The party on its own has taken a position on this matter.