Onnoghen’s Suspension : Buhari Invites APC Senators To Villa
Following last Friday suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen by president Buhari based on an ex parte order granted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Mr president has summoned members of the All Progressives Congress in the Senate to a meeting at the Presidential Villa on Monday (today).
President Buhari’s meeting with the APC senators will take place ahead of the Senate emergency, where they would take a position to counter the expected condemnation of the CJN’s suspension by the members of the opposition in the Senate on Tuesday.
Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaech, who is the Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation who signed the invitation to the meeting tagged it as a dinner party, to holds at the Banquet Hall, Abuja.
said apart from the senators and the 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, the Peoples Democratic Party. The party on its own 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.”
In a related development, the All Progressive Congress ( APC ) Caucus in the House of Representatives have scheduled an emergency meeting for Monday (today).
The 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 the 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