There are indications that the camp of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, may be beating a retreat in the lingering cold war with the All Progressives Congress, APC, hierarchy over the leadership crisis in the Red Chambers, The Nation reports.
According to the report, the arrowheads of the camp have already reached out to President Muhammadu Buhari in order to reconcile the Senate President with him and, by extension, the party leadership.
According to the report, members of the peace team are also billed to meet with a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
It was however gathered that peacemaking Saraki loyalists were said to have left the first meeting with Buhari “uncomfortable” on account of his body language.
It will be recalled that Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had emerged in defiance of the position of the party on the leadership of the National assembly.
According to the report, the decision of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to comply with APC’s directive on the choice of principal officers in the House, was largely responsible for the change of heart by Saraki and his supporters having being put under pressure by Dogara’s move, adding that the Buhari/Saraki’s loyalists and strategists meeting took place at the Presidential Villa a few days ago.
The meeting, reportedly led by Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, was shielded from reporters for what a source described as “avoiding media backlash on the fresh peace process.”
The report has it that those who accompanied Ndume to the meeting were Senators Adamu Aliero, Danjuma Goje, Kabiru Gaya and Abdullahi Adamu.