The intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara in the ongoing cold war between President Muhammadu Buhari and President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has hit the rocks due to a difficult condition given by the presidency.
There were indications on Thursday that the move by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, to settle the rift between the Presidency and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has failed to yield a positive result.
It was gathered that at the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Dogara on Monday in Abuja, the Presidency insisted that Saraki must sever his relationship with the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
Findings by the Punch showed that the development meant the removal of the Peoples Democratic Party legislator from Enugu State from the position of the number five political office in the country.
It was gathered that removing Ekweremadu was reportedly viewed by The Presidency as one of the possible political solutions to the heat generated by the trial of Saraki by Code of Conduct Tribunal for a an alleged false declaration of assets.
However, Saraki is said not to be disposed to the idea, arguing that he would not betray his deputy.
“The view of the Presidency is that the arrangement in the Senate whereby a PDP senator is the deputy president in an All Progressives Congress Party-led government is a misnomer, which should not be allowed.
“If there is a political option, this is one; the arrangement is not right,” a senior National Assembly official revealed.
Investigations showed that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, had met at the Aso Rock Villa on Monday.
Dogara reportedly conveyed the decision of the House to Buhari, informing him of the House resolution calling for a political solution to Saraki’s travails.