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Saraki meets US envoy behind closed doors

Saraki meets US envoy behind closed doors

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, June 5, met with the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington.

According to Saraki’s special assistant on international relations, Bamikole Omisore, who made the announcement via his Twitter account, the meeting was held behind closed doors at the Senate president’s office.

“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,” the tweet read.

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The resolution read: “The National Assembly should liaise with international communities through the IPU, APU, ECOWAS, CPA, Parliament, Pan African Parliament, EU, UN, US Congress and UK Parliament to secure our democracy.”

Meanwhile, previously reported that the Nigerian police cancelled its summon of Senate president, Bukola Saraki, which had earlier asked him to appear before it after the allegation of being linked to the Offa bank robbery.

The Senate president via his official Twitter page on Monday, June 4, explained that the police had however asked him to respond in writing.

“Following my earlier tweet, I have received the letter from @PoliceNG. They are no longer asking me to appear at any station, but to respond in writing to the allegations within 48 hours — which I plan to do,” he tweeted.

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