In an apparent move to find political solution to the ongoing saga rocking the office of the Senate President, President Muhammadu Buhari was yesterday locked up in a meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly.
The meeting which held at the First Lady’s Conference Room in the State House had Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bubachir David Lawal, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker, Hon Yusuf Suleiman Lasun, Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, Deputy Majority Leader, Bala Ibn Na’alla.
The meeting started at exactly 9:15pm with the entrance of the President and his entourage.
Saraki had emerged as Senate President against the prescription of his party which preferred Senator Ahmed Lawan in that position.
All efforts to make Saraki accommodate the Ahmed Lawan group in the composition of Senate leadership proved abortive.
The Senate President is facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over allegations of false declaration of assets even though it is seen as as a way of punishing him for not cooperating with the party.
The President has said he wasn’t chasing anyone, only that people would have to face the consequences of their actions.
The Senate President has repeatedly said his trial was a form of persecution by outside forces who didn’t like his emergence as Senate President.
The meeting was still on at the time of filing this report.

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