Buhari invites APC senators to Villa over Onnoghen’s suspension

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned members of All Progressives Congress in Senate to a meeting at Presidential Villa on Monday (today) over Mr Walter Onnoghen’s suspension.

Onnoghen was suspended on Friday by Mr Buhari based on an ex parte order granted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

He is facing six counts of false assets declaration filed against him by Code of Conduct Bureau.

Buhari’s meeting with APC governors will take place ahead of the Senate emergency resumption on Tuesday (tomorrow) when decisions are expected to be taken on Onnoghen’s suspension by the President.

APC senators’ meeting with the President, it was gathered, would take a position to counter the expected condemnation of CJN’s suspension by members of the opposition in the Senate on Tuesday.

However, the meeting which is going to hold at Banquet Hall, is being tagged as a dinner. Invitations to the meeting were signed by Director General of APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, who is also Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi.

A source close to organisers of the meeting who spoke with one of our correspondents, said the national leadership of APC would also attend the meeting.

He said apart from the senators and APC leaders, some APC governors had also been invited to the meeting.

He said, “You know that the Senate leadership belongs to the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party. The party on its own has taken a position on this matter.

“Also, President of the Senate, who is also Director General of PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Mr Bukola Saraki, has taken a position on this matter.

“So, we need to talk to our members in the Senate and impress it on them not to allow Saraki to impose his personal opinion on them.”

APC Reps also to meet

Also, members of APC Caucus in House of Representatives have scheduled an emergency meeting for Monday (today).

Majority Leader, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, called the meeting, according to a text message circulating among the lawmakers on Sunday.

“Honourable colleagues, there will be a meeting of APC caucus tomorrow, Monday, at 4pm. Venue is the White House Hearing Room 1.  Thank you. Femi Gbajabiamila,” the message sighted by one of our correspondents read.

 

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