PHOTONEWS: Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara, others

The first official meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the leaders of both houses of the National Assembly held at the Aso Rock presidential villa, Wednesday.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, led principal officers of both Senate and House of Representatives, consisting of 20 members, to the meeting.

The president, Mr. Buhari, has two important upcoming engagements with the National Assembly. First, he needs the approval of the senate for ministers that will form his cabinet. A 2015 supplementary budget is also underway.

The meeting is an indication that Messrs Buhari and Saraki may have resolved their differences, following the June 9 Senate leadership election which Mr. Saraki won against the wish of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Mr. Saraki continued to face opposition even from his party, and now stands trial before the Code Conduct Tribunal over a 13-count charge slammed against him by the Federal Government.

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a resolution that the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, should meet with Mr. Buhari to find “political solution” to Mr. Saraki’s travails, including his trial.

See photos from the meeting below.

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