Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki has reached out to influential Nigerians, including 3 ex-presidents to intercede on his behalf.
Though the Senate President has kept a stoic face that he is on top of the dire situation he is entangled in, people familiar with the matter said he has in the last couple of days reached out to three of the nation’s former leaders and other influential Nigerians to intercede on his behalf to the President.
While one of the ex-leaders indeed spoke to the President on the issue, the two others allegedly declined and instead asked him to make peace with his party at “whatever cost.”
The euphemism for “whatever cost”, according to a source is for Saraki to either step down or accede to his party’s position on the composition of principal offices in the Senate.
President Mohammadu Buhari on Saturday morning held a secret meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in New York in a bid to calm the tension going on in the All Progressive Congress (APC) over the ordeal of Senate president, Senator Bukola Saraki. The meeting which was held behind closed door at the Millennium Plaza Hotel… The post Saraki: PMB, OBJ Hold Secret Talks In New York appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News. An attempt by Saraki to also co-opt the Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi (an old student of the prestigious Kings College like Saraki) was also futile as the monarch failed to extract any commitment from the President.