President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned members of the All Progressives Congress inside the Senate to an emergency meeting on the Presidential Villa on Monday (at current) over the suspension of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Onnoghen who’s coping with six counts of false property declaration filed in opposition to him by the Code of Conduct Bureau was suspended on Friday by President Buhari based mostly totally on an ex parte order granted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Buhari’s meeting with the APC governors will occur ahead of the Senate emergency resumption on Tuesday (tomorrow) the place alternatives are anticipated to be taken on Onnoghen’s suspension by the President.
The APC senators’ meeting with the President, it was gathered, would take a spot to counter the anticipated condemnation of the CJN’s suspension by the members of the opposition inside the Senate on Tuesday.
However, the meeting which matches to hold on the Banquet Hall, is being tagged as a dinner. Invitations to the meeting have been signed by the Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, who will also be the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi.
A provide close to the organisers of the meeting who spoke with definitely considered one of our correspondents, acknowledged the nationwide administration of the APC would moreover attend the meeting.
He acknowledged aside from the senators and the APC leaders, some APC governors had moreover been invited to the meeting.
He acknowledged, “You know that the Senate administration belongs to the precept opposition social gathering, the Peoples Democratic Party. The social gathering by itself has taken a spot 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.”
Also, members of the APC Caucus inside the House of Representatives have scheduled an emergency meeting for Monday (at current).
The Majority Leader, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, known as the meeting, in response to a textual content material message circulating among the many many 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 definitely considered one of Punch’s correspondents study