Saraki Visits Obasanjo In Abeokuta

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, this morning, visited former president, Olusegun Obasanjo in his hilltop mansion in Abeoukuta, the Ogun state capital.

Saraki visited Obasnjo's former deputy, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar the same day he was elected Nigeria's senate president

Saraki visited Obasnjo’s former deputy, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar the same day he was elected Nigeria’s senate president

Saraki was in Abeokuta to consult with the former president popularly called “Ebora Owu” over the 8th Senate and other national issues.

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According to The Nation, Saraki’s visit might be part of his efforts to use his connections to prevail on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept his emergence as Senate President.

The former governor of Kwara state, assumed his current position through an election that was not approved by his party, as they had endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan form Yobe state for the position.

Saraki had to depend majorly on votes from the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which further irked his party.

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Saraki arrived Obasanjo’s home by 9:11 am  and he was ushered into Obasanjo’s inner chamber for private discussions.

In his entourage were Alhaji Kawu Baraje, Senators Andy Uba, Sanni Yerima, Ben Muray Bruce, Alaso Adura and Danjuma Goje.  Former Governor of Osun state, Prince  Olagunsoye Oyinlola was also part of Saraki’s entourage.

Sources close to the Obasanjo’s home said the discussion would focus on how Saraki can promote unity in the 8th Senate, and make peace with the APC leaders among other issues.

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Meanwhile, the senate and the APC might face another round of crisis over principal positions in the upper chamber.

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