Senate Team Meets Buhari Over Saraki/IGP Idris Face-off


The leadership of the Senate Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa over the alleged plot by the Inspector -General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to frame the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for murder as alleged by him.

The delegation was led by Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, who told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting that they came to confer with the President on how to smoothen the working relationship between the legislature and the executive.

However, a former Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu, said they met with the president over Saraki’s claim. 

The meeting was held behind closed doors so state house correspondents had very limited information on how the meeting went.   

Other members of the delegation were Senate Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Senator Danjuma Goje, Senator Abiodun Olujinmi, and Senator Sam Egwu.

THEWILL recalls that the Senate had on May 9 passed vote of no confidence on the IGP, describing him as “enemy of democracy’’ over his failure to honour its invitations twice.
Idris, however, asked the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations), Joseph Habila to represent at the senate.
Later on, Saraki accused the IGP of plotting to implicate him and Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state in a murder case involving some suspected cultists who the police had detained.
Following the information, the Senate on Thursday raised a 10-man panel to meet with President Buhari over the allegation leveled against the IGP by Saraki.


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