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N’Assembly Leaders Would Visit Buhari if Invited

  • PublishedJuly 30, 2017

If invited by the presidency, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, are ready to visit President Muhammadu Buhari, a national newpaper has reported.

According to the report, it was gathered that some top leaders of the National Assembly had tried to visit the President, but it was unsuccessful.

Some leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, including the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; and three state governors, Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), and Yahaya Bello (Kogi), had visited the President in the British capital last Sunday.

This was followed by a visit by another entourage which included selected PDP governors. The governors, who were led by their forum’s chairman, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, included Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Umar Ganduje (Kano), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo).

When our correspondent sought to know on Saturday if leaders of the National Assembly would also be allowed to visit the President in London, a Presidency official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said, “there is nothing to prove.”

The Presidency earlier this week suggested that the spate of visits by politicians to the ailing president was due to a change in “circumstances’ as President Buhari had initially banned anyone from visiting him in London while on his medical leave.

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