We will end fight against Buhari — Senate

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[Abuja]–Sequel to President Muhammadu Buhari’s establishment of a committee to look into repairing the bond between the members of the executive arm and those of the legislature, the Nigerian Senate has agreed to end the rift.

This was disclosed by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Sen. Sabi Abdullahi on Thursday, while addressing newsmen.

According to him, the Senate are aware of the move and are ready to work towards rebuilding the door relationship which has recently influenced activities at the Federal Government level.

“We have heard about the initiative by President Muhammadu Buhari in setting up a Presidential Committee on Executive-Legislature Relations to be headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo,” he said.

“It is a good step in the right direction. The Senate, in particular, and the National Assembly in general, is ready to cooperate with the group and work with them to resolve all grey areas standing on the way of the smooth working relationship needed to deepen our fledgling democracy and ensure good governance for the benefits of Nigerians.”

He debunked rumours that the Senate’s rejection of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is the cause of the rift, as he said that such is not the case.

THE PAGE had earlier reported that at the establishment of the committee, it was chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

Ministers who were at a time members of the National Assembly are members of the committee.

Two Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang (Senate); and Samaila Kawu House of Representatives) are also members.

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