I hosted sen­a­tors in Buhari’s in­ter­est — Sen Wa­makko

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir (Abuja) & Abubakar Auwal (Sokoto)

A for­mer gov­er­nor of Sokoto State, Se­na­tor Aliyu Ma­gatakarda Wa­makko (APC, Sokoto North), yes­ter­day, de­nied re­ports that meet­ings were held at his house to strate­gise on how to im­peach Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

It would be re­called that at the end of a closed door ses­sion on Tues­day, some sen­a­tors re­port­edly threat­ened to im­peach Buhari.

An on­line news plat­form re­ported that the im­peach­ment plot started from the Abuja res­i­dence of se­na­tor Wa­makko.

But Wa­makko, in a state­ment he is­sued, yes­ter­day, said that he only hosted his col­leagues once, adding that the meet­ing was con­vened to ad­dress the im­passe be­tween the ex­ec­u­tive and the leg­is­la­ture.

The state­ment read: “My at­ten­tion was drawn to a false and ma­li­cious story pub­lished by an on­line news­pa­per, that se­ries of meet­ings were held in my res­i­dence to strate­gize on the im­peach­ment pro­ceed­ings of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

“To set the records straight, a meet­ing was only held in my res­i­dence to­wards find­ing am­i­ca­ble so­lu­tion to the frosty re­la­tion­ship be­tween the Ex­ec­u­tive and Leg­is­la­ture.

“We have ob­served the grow­ing dishar­mony be­tween the two arms, and we re­solved that find­ing am­i­ca­ble so­lu­tion to the im­passe will move the na­tion for­ward and give the pres­i­dent fo­cus to pur­sue his change agenda.

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