President Muhammadu Buhari
Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity has said that President Munammadu Buhari would not meddle in the crisis rocking the National Assembly.
Since Bukola Saraki emerged as Senate President and Yakubu Dogara as Speaker of the House of Representatives there’s been rancour in their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) with party chieftains calling on Buhari to intervene.
But Shehu said Buhari would not meddle in the matter and will only work with whosoever emerge leader of the National Assembly, Shehu said this in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital while fielding questions from journalists.
“Where is the regional agenda in all of the things that has played out in the National Assembly. The biggest beneficiary of what has happened in the National Assembly is Senator Ike Ekweremadu who comes from the Southeast and represents the Peoples Democratic Party. The PDP was clearly rejected at the polls and people now talk about a reincarnation of sorts for the party. So this is not regional, ethnic or religious.
He noted that the President needs good partners in the National Assembly to realise his agenda and a parliament that is in a storm, that is boiling over, is not good for his party. Yes it is in the interest of the President and the country that the parliament sit down and resolve their problems – free of interference of outsiders because President Buhari would not meddle.
“Once they settle it amicably, this country would benefit. No matter what shape it takes, the President would work with whosoever is there. He has said that much himself.” …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper