Committee Set Up To Settle N'Assembly, Executive Rift

Committee Set Up To Settle N'Assembly, Executive Rift

President Muhammadu Buhari had set up a committee chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to look into how to resolve the rift between N’Assembly and the Executive.

A competent source in the Presidency, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that talks had started, describing the Osinbajo panel as a standing committee.

The source explained that the Vice-President had met with leaders of the National Assembly even personally, adding that Buhari had also met with them.

The source expressed the hope that the grey areas would soon be sorted out.

He added that while the Presidency had made its position known on the issue of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, further talks could still hold.

“On Magu, the Presidency is very clear and the views are already public. And yes, there will be more opportunities for even more interactions between the two arms of government on Magu and other pertinent issues,” the source said.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, was not available for comment at the time of filing this report on Monday.

The Senate had stepped down the confirmation of the Resident Electoral Commissioners, whose names were sent by Buhari in protest against the Presidency’s refusal to implement some of its resolutions.

The federal lawmakers had specifically frowned on the continued occupation of office of Magu as the EFCC boss despite that they had rejected his nomination two times.

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