Buhari In Closed Door Meeting Over NASS Crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a closed door meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives.

Present at the meeting is the Speaker of the House of Representative, Hon. Yakubu Dogara and the former party minority leader, Femi Gbajabiamila.

The meeting is to afford the President an opportunity to wade in to the crisis that is rocking the house of representatives.

This meeting marks the first time that the president would meet with both camps of the house since the June 9 election that Speaker Yakubu Dogara defeated the party’s favourite, Femi Gbajabiamila, in the leadership contest.

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Presidency Explains Why PMB Will Not Intervene In NASS Crisis

The Presidency, yesterday, said President Muhammadu Buhari would not intervene in the lingering crisis rocking the National Assembly, citing separation of powers as reason for that.

This came as Sokoto Governor and Chairman, Peace Committee on House of Representatives leadership crisis, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, said that peace process was on going, promising that soon, the crisis would be resolved.

President Buhari had come under pressure from many quarters for his apparent docility amid the lingering face-off in the National Assembly and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, accusing him of not being assertive.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with  in Abuja, yesterday, on the apparent docility of the President amid the lingering crises in the National Assembly and his party, the APC, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Buhari had since chosen to give recourse to the Constitution of the land and the principle of separation of power on which Nigeria bases its federalism.

Adesina said Buhari’s intervention would portray him as a “dictator or a despot” which he said runs at variance with  democratic ethos and values.

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