Bukola Saraki: Meeting with Buhari not about my CCT case

Bukola Saraki: Meeting with Buhari not about my CCT case

Thursday, October 8, 2015 2:45 pm

Buhari, Osinbajo with NASS leaders

Buhari, Osinbajo with NASS leaders

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has debunked speculations that Wednesday’s night meeting between National Assembly leaders and President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has any scintilla of connection with the pending case that he has with the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

In a tweet today, Saraki, who has garnered the reputation as an e-compliant political leader, simply said the meeting was meant to foster good working relationship between the executive and the legislature.

At the moment, the Senate is poised to approve a supplementary budget for the president and ministerial nominees.

Saraki led principal officers of the two chambers to the meeting held Wednesday behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, was absent.

Apart from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, other leaders present at the meeting included the Senate Majority Leader, Ali Ndume; the Deputy Majority Leader, Bala Ibn Na’Allah; senate whip, Professor Sola Adeyeye, Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio and Minority Whip, Philip Aduda.

Members from the House of Representatives at the meeting included the Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun; and House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila.

They arrived the First Lady’s Conference Hall venue in a convoy at about 8.45pm.

The meeting started around 9.15pm when Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some top government officials arrived at the venue.

Journalists were barred from covering the meeting.

Even though the agenda of the meeting was not made public, it was gathered that it was not unconnected with moves to resolve the crisis and reconcile Saraki with the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Saraki, who is being prosecuted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal for alleged false declaration of assets emerged the President of the Senate against the party’s wish.

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