2-weeks after his emergence as the Senate President by conniving with top officials of PDP, President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to meet one-on-one with Senator Bukola Saraki. SaharaReporters learned that he had made several
overtures to get a private meeting with Buhari, to no avail.
His latest attempt was to follow the president to his hometown of Daura, Katsina State to take in the commencement of the Islamic Ramadan period. The president reportedly rebuffed the move. Following the rebuff, Saraki reportedly arranged a quiet visit to Vice President Yemi Osibanjo to apologize for an insulting remark he had made in the heat of his high-stakes maneuver to win the leadership of the Senate by striking an alliance with the PDP.
Top APC officials claimed that Saraki had turned down an invitation by VP Osibanjo to discuss his contentious pursuit of the Senate Presidency by stating contemptuously that “a mere commissioner” could not summon him to a meeting. Mr. Osibanjo, a former commissioner in Lagos State, had sought to meet with Senator Saraki in order to resolve a crisis that arose from the latter’s scheme to outmaneuver his party, the APC.
An associate of Buhari told SaharaReporters that the president shared the APC’s dismay with Mr. Saraki’s alliance with the PDP to snatch up the top Senate post. “Mr. President has never been comfortable anyway with Dr. Saraki since [Mr. Saraki] is well known as a corrupt person who will try to hinder the administration’s fight against corruption,” the associate said.
A source at the Presidency told SaharaReporters that: “The way Saraki colluded with the PDP to gain power through the backdoor, what prevents him from colluding against Buhari in the future? What prevents him from even working with certain political interests to get Mr. President impeached?”….. he shldnt bother impeaching him. Nigerians av unanimously agreed to vote PDP back into power come 2019……