- President Bola Ahmed Tinubu held a meeting with lawmakers-elect, irrespective of political party allegiance
- Those in attendance at the Conference Hall of the State House in Abuja included an Oyo senator, Fatai Buhari, and outgoing Senate president, Ahmad Lawan
- It is believed that matters concerning the incoming leadership of the 10th National Assembly, which will be inaugurated on Tuesday, June 13, were discussed
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Buhari represents Oyo North senatorial district.
Though details of the meeting, which was held on Thursday, June 8, were not known yet, Legit.ng understands it was not unconnected to the leadership tussle of the 10th National Assembly.
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What President Tinubu told the lawmakers
Addressing the lawmakers, President Tinubu charged them to work together to choose good leaders for both chambers after their inauguration on Tuesday, June 13, This Day reported.
The meeting was held behind closed doors.
Tinubu was accompanied to the meeting by the vice president, Kashim Shettima, incumbent Senate president Ahmed Lawan, speaker and chief of staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, secretary to the government of the federation, George Akume, and other key leaders.
Senate Presidency: What Tinubu told Ndume about Akpabio
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the lawmaker representing Borno South senatorial district, Senator Ali Ndume, revealed that President Bola Tinubu endorsed his colleague Senator Godswill Akpabio to be the next Senate President.
Ndume disclosed this on Wednesday, June 7, during a live interview on Channels Television’s late-night program, Politics Today.
2 prominent APC lawmakers slam negotiation door against Tinubu
Legit.ng also reported that ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly, Ahmed Idris Wase, the outgoing deputy speaker of the house, and Aminu Sani Jaji, who are in the race for the speakership of the 10th House of Representatives, were conspicuously absent from a key meeting with the president.
This is despite the fact that invitations were sent to them.