Monday, 3 April 2017

Saraki Blows Hot - I'm Still In Charge Of The National Assembly

BREAKING: I Have No Personal Problem With Buhari - the fight between us were exaggerated

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has denied any rift between the Legislative and Executive arms of government, stating that the Senate is still independent of its constitutional duties, and not the Presidency.

Saraki, who made the denial via his Twitter handle, on Monday, maintained that the fight between the two arms of government were exaggerated, adding that, what has been going on, are just normal functions of the two arms of government.
He wrote: “No rift between @NGRPresident & @NGRsenate, just people exaggerating normal Exec & Legislative actions. I’m in constant touch with @MBuhari.”

Recall, that a cold war has allegedly been going on between the Senate and the Presidency, which has led to the rejection of Buhari’s nominee for a substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.
The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hammed Ali, had also within this period, turned down the Senate’s invitation.
The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Professor Itse Sagay, SAN, had also refused to honour the Senate’s invitation, saying that the Senate cannot order him to appear before it.
However, Saraki’s tweet, seems to be the latest on the alleged rift.