Buhari Shuns Tinubu Over Senate Presidency Meeting, As APC Rejects Saraki As Senate President.

Published 4 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
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at 9-06-2015 06:41PM (4 years ago)

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The much-anticipated meeting on Tuesday between President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Assembly members failed to hold.

The meeting, convened to resolve the controversy surrounding the election of the leadership of the National Assembly, was scheduled for 9 am at the International Conference Centre (ICC) according to reports in THISDAY.

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Buhari was expected to preside over the meeting, but he did not show up.

There was a mild drama at the venue of the meeting as some lawmakers who were present dashed out of the venue in confusion when the news filtered in that Senator Bukola Saraki had emerged as the Senate president.

While these lawmakers were at ICC waiting for the arrival of Buhari for the meeting to commence, their other colleagues were on the floor of the Senate where Saraki was elected the Senate president unopposed, while Ike Ekweremadu beat Senator Ali Ndume to return as the Senate deputy president.

However, no official reason was given for the president’s absence at Tuesday’s meeting.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as totally unacceptable and the "highest level of indiscipline and treachery" the conduct of Tuesday’s inauguration of the National Assembly that led to the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Mr. Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively.

This was contained in a statement by APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Abuja on Tuesday.

APC said: "Senator Bukola and Hon. Dogara are not the candidates of the APC and a majority of its National Assembly members-elect for the positions of Senate President and House Speaker. The party duly met and conducted a straw poll and clear candidates emerged for the posts of Senate President, Deputy Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, supported by a majority of all Senators-elect and members-elect of the House of Representatives.

"All National Assembly members-elect, who emerged on the platform of the party, are bound by that decision. The party is supreme and its interest is superior to that of its individual members.

"Consequently, the APC leadership is meeting in a bid to reestablish discipline in the party and to mete out the necessary sanctions to all those involved in what is nothing but a monumental act of indiscipline and betrayal to subject the party to ridicule and create obstacles for the new administration."

APC decried a situation in which some people, based on nothing but "inordinate ambition and lack of discipline and loyalty, will enter into an unholy alliance with the very same people whom the party and indeed the entire country worked hard to replace and sell out the hard won victory" of the party.

"There can be no higher level of treachery, disloyalty and insincerity within any party", the party said, vowing to resolve the matter using all constitutional and legal means available to it.

Meanwhile, the APC has asked all its loyal Senators-elect to please report to the Senate to be sworn-in in order to discharge their constitutional duties.

Stylecool at 9-06-2015 06:52PM (4 years ago)
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Apc never see any thing
Wysetots at 9-06-2015 06:56PM (4 years ago)
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Ok ooo
eric2000 at 9-06-2015 07:02PM (4 years ago)
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let the fightings begins...Nigerian politicians have no idea what they doing
sandra78 at 9-06-2015 07:04PM (4 years ago)
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What goes around,  comes around
paulohking at 9-06-2015 07:13PM (4 years ago)
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ignis99 at 9-06-2015 07:29PM (4 years ago)
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drama drama drama....

Gold777 at 9-06-2015 07:33PM (4 years ago)
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APC bad time is yet to come and people will understand PDP is even better
alabere at 9-06-2015 07:45PM (4 years ago)
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Its good for our democracy, U have to disagree b4 u agree. Season 2 in play
Eniang1 at 9-06-2015 07:54PM (4 years ago)
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Somebody should inform  Bola Tinubu that Nigeria is not Lagos State.  Blow number one, expecting more.. Wish GEJ gets a whistle cos the match has begun.
freethinker at 9-06-2015 08:12PM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Eniang1 on  9-06-2015 07:54PM
Somebody should inform  Bola Tinubu that Nigeria is not Lagos State.  Blow number one, expecting more.. Wish GEJ gets a whistle cos the match has begun.
freethinker at 9-06-2015 08:13PM (4 years ago)
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XTnote at 9-06-2015 08:37PM (4 years ago)
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Enter the dragon exit the tiger season 1
freethinker at 9-06-2015 08:38PM (4 years ago)
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SOGaiya at 9-06-2015 09:22PM (4 years ago)
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watching u guys
kelemann at 9-06-2015 09:56PM (4 years ago)
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The Lion has been caged at last.
Oways at 9-06-2015 11:22PM (4 years ago)
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Drama in the camp of APC
livingstone80 at 9-06-2015 11:31PM (4 years ago)
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why not igbo senate president?
PoliticxGuru at 9-06-2015 11:40PM (4 years ago)
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wasted generation
jjiofor at 10-06-2015 08:40AM (4 years ago)
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His Grandfather played the same game succeded in fooling some people for some time but eventually his dieing wish was if i could rule Nigeria for one day. Tinubu is towing the same path - slippery, manipulative and always ready to sideline people and use people to try to achieve their selfish agenda but not knowing that everyone will gradually understand ----- "You can fool some people sometime but you cannot fool all the people all the time".
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