Saraki, Dogara travel to meet Buhari

Saraki, Dogara travel to meet Buhari

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have departed for London to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.

BREAKING: Saraki, Dogara off to see Buhari in London

Former APC national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande and Bola Tinubu, recently visited President Buhari in London.

Channels TV, citing a source at the National Assembly, reports that Saraki and Dogara traveled to London on Wednesday morning, February 15, to meet with President Buhari who is currently on holidays in the UK.

Yusuf Lasun who is the deputy speaker of of the House is also expected to join the group visiting the president.

Wole Oladimeji who is the spokesperson of Mr Lasun confirmed this but that he would be going later due to the fact that he had an ECOWAS meeting.

He said: “The Deputy Speaker is part of the delegation but he is going to meet them in London tomorrow,."

“A meeting of ECOWAS parliament is going on now in Abuja and he had to be there.”

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The president had on February 5,2017 written to the National Assembly informing the lawmakers of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.

Buhari has also maintained that he would only return to Nigeria when his London doctors certify him well enough to do so.

Recall that the president had on January 18 written the National Assembly, notifying the legislature that he was proceeding on a 10-day leave and temporarily transferring presidential power to Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo.

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The leave was supposed to last 10 work days, between January 23 and February 6, according to the letter transmitted to both chambers of the National Assembly.

The president, whose real medical condition remained unknown, was expected to arrive the country on February 5 for resumption of work on February 6.

But the extension of his vacation means vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, will continue to exercise presidential powers until he returns to the country.


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