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Saraki, Lawan Set To Bury Differences As They Meet Closed-Door


After days of hide and seek, the two factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC); the Like Minds Senators and their opponents, Unity Forum in the Senate, are set to bury their differences over the sharing of principal offices in the Senate with indications that they may begin to work together henceforth.At the moment, the two opposing sides are holding a closed-door session within the Senate, as indications are rife that both parties are all prepared to explore areas of fusing to work like a team.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki who called the meeting of the two factions of the APC Senators is presiding.

At the close of today’s plenary, Saraki had announced the resolve by the APC Senators to meet, as he declared, “This is to announce that Senators of the ruling party will meet today…”

His colleagues roared in laughter on his reference to APC as the ruling party, even as members of the two camps were seen exchanging greetings and pleasantries as the plenary was going on.

The meeting of APC Senators came on the heels of a similar meeting they had held at the residence of the National Chairman, Chief Odigie Oyegun on Monday, although, the meeting according to reports was inconclusive.


dIndications are rife that the Like Minds Senators who are in Support of Saraki had backed down from their initial hard stance on sharing of principal offices with their counterpart in the Unity Forum, given the outcome of Senators meeting with Oyegun.

Both Senator Lawan and his supporters had attended the meeting with Oyegun with the Senate President, just as other senators were also in attendance.

Oyegun, who admitted that the differences among the Senators had been impacting on the well being of APC, last week raised hope on early resolution of the differences among them.

The formula for sharing the remaining principal offices has not been arrived out yet, although there is the possibility that the Senators will resolve the issue today before the end of their meeting.

While welcoming his colleagues back from recess during today’s plenary, Saraki avoided the controversial issue of sharing of offices, while he generally appealed to Senators to brace up more for the challenges of nation building and national economic revival.


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