- Rabiu Kwankwaso leads some APC senators for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja
- The lawmaker representing Kano is having a running battle with the governor from his state
- Police IG reportedly summons Saraki over Offa robbery
President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly met with some senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the presidential villa on Monday, night, July 23, to dissuade them from defection from the ruling party.
The Tribune reports that the senators led by Rabiu Kwankwaso were seen at the presidential villa, Abuja, along with the Jigawa state governor, Abubakar Badaru.
Kwankwaso from Kano is having a running battle with the governor from his state and is believed to be on the verge of defecting from the ruling party.
The Monday meeting is sequel to the recent talks Saraki and speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, had with President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over the same issue. It is believed the outcome of that meeting did not go as planned.
Meanwhile, the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, has reportedly sent a letter to Senate president, Bukola Saraki, asking him to appear at the office of intelligence response team in Abuja.
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According to The Cable, the senate president was summoned over the robbery incident which took place in Offa Kwara state in April.
In the letter which was sent to Saraki on Monday, July 23, the Senate president was asked to appear at 8am on Tuesday, July 24, “for further investigation”.
The police had earlier said the suspects arrested in connection to the robbery confessed that they were Saraki’s thugs. He was initially asked to appear in person at the police headquarters but was eventually asked to respond to the allegation in writing.
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