Saraki, Dogara Lead Lawmakers To Meeting With Buhari


There was drama at the Presidential Villa on Thursday night when Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, led members of the National Assembly leadership there for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

A source in the National Assembly confirmed to Channels Television that some of the lawmakers were angered by the level of security screening they were subjected to and angrily opted to abandon the meeting.

The leadership of the National Assembly visited the villa to discuss the 2018 budget with President Buhari.

Upon their arrival at the villa in a coaster bus, they were informed they would be subjected to checks including body searches.

Despite the setback, the meeting went on with the Senate President telling reporters afterwards that they had a fruitful discussion with President.

Asked whether they were barred from entering the Villa by security agents, the Senate President said the matter is being resolved.

It was gathered that President Buhari apologised for the mix-up.


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