Many senators are angry over the outcome of the meeting Senate president Bukola Saraki had with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, April 3..
Senators are angry with the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, for failing to discuss with Buhari issues that have caused the face- off between the Senate and the presidency – The lawmakers are displeased that Saraki did not bring to the notice of the president the issue of acting EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu, who they rejected twice – The Senators are also upset that Saraki did not raise the issue relating to comments made by the Itse Sagay with the president.
The president had meet with Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and House of Representatives speaker, Yakubu Dogara, in what was seen as a move to ease the face-off between the presidency and the National Assembly. But indications have emerged that the face- off between the Senate and the presidency may not be over soon, as many senators are upset that none of the issues responsible for the face-off was discussed at the meeting.
The senators were reportedly angry that the Senate president did not discuss with the president issues relating to the resolutions reached on acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, who they rejected twice and asked for a fresh nominee, which the president is yet to do and Magu is still acting.
A second issue that angered the senators was that at the meeting with Buhari, Saraki failed to raise the resolution of the Senate which asked the president to urgently sack the comptroller- general of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Col. Hameed Ali (retd), who they declared unfit to hold public office.
The senators also expressed annoyance over the refusal of the Senate president to raise the issue of the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, who the Senate had urged the president to caution against interfering with the functions of the National Assembly.
Furthermore, the senators were displeased over comments made by the chairman, presidential advisory committee against corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, and wondered why the Senate President did not raise the issue with the President.