Sunday, 12 July 2015

Buhari refuses to meet with Saraki


President Muhammadu Buhari has resisted fresh
moves by the Senate President, Senator Bukola
Saraki.
An official in the Presidency who confided in one
of our correspondents on Saturday said the
President and the Senate President had only met
once since the latter’s emergence as the leader
of the senate.
The official said all efforts by Saraki to have
another meeting with the president, after the
party’s National Executive Council meeting
penultimate Friday, were rebuffed by Buhari.
The reliable source said the president of the
Senate had at different times reached out to
people to help him persuade Buhari to grant him
audience.
Saraki had defied the All Progressives Congress
to contest for the position of the senate
president on June and emerged victorious after a
controversial election that excluded a sizeable
number of senators. The APC had endorsed
Senator Ahmed Lawan as its candidate for the
senate presidency.
The government official who spoke to News men said, “The truth is that the President is
still displeased with what transpired in the
National Assembly, especially the Senate.
“Their encounter during the APC National
Executive Council meeting, when they shook
hands, was the first meeting between President
Buhari and Saraki since he emerged as the
President of the Senate.
“We are aware that Saraki has been going about
begging people to assist him to plead with the
President to meet with him. That was one of the
reasons why he visited former President
Obasanjo.


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