Saraki, Dogara Want To Visit Buhari In London
Now that President Muhammadu's Buhari's residence in London has become a Mecca of sort, prominent public figures in the country are taking their turns.
Latest public office holders eager to see President Buhari in London are President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
A source, who declined to be quoted on the matter because he was not authorised to speak, said the two National Assembly leaders did not make any request before their previous visit to Buhari in London, United Kingdom.
“Only the Presidency can determine who sees the President. Saraki and Dogara can only be invited; they won’t lobby to see the President,” the source said.
It was gathered that some top leaders of the National Assembly had tried to visit the President, but they were unsuccessful.
Following the recent visits to the President in London, some of them have however been hopeful that they might be invited to see Buhari.
However, it was gathered in Abuja on Saturday that there was no plan by the Presidency to invite leaders of the National Assembly to visit Buhari in London, where he has been receiving medical attention since May 7.
Some leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, including the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; and three state governors, Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), and Yahaya Bello (Kogi), had visited the President in the British capital last Sunday.
On Wednesday, seven state governors also visited the President on the platform of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.