THE CABLE has a report which claims that President Muhammadu Buhari did try to interfere with the National assembly election.
President Muhammadu Buhari reached out to the clerk of the national assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa, to “slightly delay” Tuesday’s inauguration of the national assembly, Barnabas Gemade, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Benue north east, has revealed. Fifty-one APC senators were at the International Conference Centre (ICC) for a meeting with Buhari – which eventually did not hold – when the assembly clerk declared open the inauguration process and called for nominations for the post of senate president.
While Ahmed Lawan, APC’s choice, could not be nominated as he and all his loyalists were at ICC, Bukola Saraki, an APC lawmaker but also the adopted candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was announced as sole nominee – and consequently the winner, much to the displeasure of the Lawan camp and the APC hierarchy.
Now, the Lawan-led senators under the umbrella of Unity Forum are insisting that Saraki’s election as senate president is illegitimate, as the election should not have started when it did.
SOURCE: THE CABLE