Bukola Saraki In Closed Door Meeting With US Envoy
The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday met with the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington.
The meeting was held in camera at Saraki’s office, according to the Senate President’s Special Assistant on International Relations, Bamikole Omisore.
“The US Ambassador, Stuart Symington, paid a courtesy visit to President of Senate @bukolasaraki early this morning in his office. Both had a private discussion before SP proceeded into the red chamber,” Omisore wrote on Twitter.
The meeting took place few hours before the Senate and the House of Representatives held an emergency joint closed-door session.
After the extraordinary session, the National Assembly threatened to invoke its powers against President Muhamadu Buhari if nothing was done to end the ongoing killings in the country, kidnappings, humiliation of perceived political opponents of the president and the removal of the Inspector-general of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
The National Assembly resolution was not without hitches as lawmakers loyal to the president have vowed to block any move against him.