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Ndume: Saraki Meets Buhari, Denies Crisis In Senate

Posted: Jan 11, 2017 at 8:53 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


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Abuja – Senate President, Bukola Saraki met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday.

The crux of the meeting was however not disclosed to reporters, but it may not be unconnected with the crisis in the Senate, where Ali Ndume has been ousted as the Senate Leader.

When asked by State House correspondents about the recent development in the Senate, Saraki said the Senate as an institution is bigger than any individual and Ndume will put his personal interest aside for the interest of the Senate and the country.

The following conversation ensured between Saraki and reporters.

Why are you here sir.

You know getting the government going, getting the National Assembly moving and as you know there is nothing more important to us now than the budget process and the work we need to do in those areas.

What will you be telling those that believe there is crisis in the National Assembly following the removal of Ndume.

There is no crisis in the National Assembly, things like this do happen and as you said the institution is bigger than everybody and I am sure that he and everybody else will always work for the interest of the institution and for the interest of the country. Everything is calm, solid and fine.

Former leader Ndume said he knew nothing about it.

I am sure you have not read his statement today. He has made a different statement today.

Your Excellency what will you be telling those that say you sacrificed him?

(Laughs) Do I look like someone that does things like that?