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Buhari, APC Reps To Meet Monday

Posted: Jul 26, 2015 at 7:17 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

??By Chesa Chesa, Abuja

?President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet with All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the House of Representatives on Monday?.

The meeting would hold at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja by 5 p.m. as confirmed by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu.

?The parley would very likely be the first face-to-face meeting between leaders of the two factions of the House of Representatives, which has been sharply divided since its inauguration last month over leadership positions.

Although the President Buhari pledged to work with whoever emerged as leaders of the two chambers of the National Assembly, he has frowned at the manner of the emergence of Bukola Saraki as Senate President and Aminu Dogara as House Speaker.

The duo disobeyed party directives on its preferred candidates and got themselves elected by a majority ?of the lawmakers, in alliance with their opposition colleagues.

?Although some peace deals have seen been brokered amidst some simmering voices of resentment, Monday’s meeting with the President is seen as a final opportunity for rapprochement among the warring factions.

Besides, the meeting is coming a day before the Senate and House of Representatives return from a crisis-induced recess to resume plenary on Tuesday.