Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, just announced the reshuffling of heads of standing committees in the Red Chamber.

Saraki threw the bombshell at the end of plenary on Wednesday.

He stated that the Chairman, Senate Committee on Police, Senator Abu Ibrahim (APC, Katsina State) has been redeployed to the Committee on Labour, while Senator Tijjani Kaura (APC, Zamfara) takes his place.

Ibrahim is seen as a staunch loyalist of President Muhammadu Buhari and confidant of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, who has been having running battles with the Senate recently.

Bounce News gathered that the Senate leadership has been uncomfortable with Ibrahim's alleged romance with the police boss.

"He (Ibrahim) should have been removed long ago. He has obviously compromised", a lawmaker told our correspondent.

Coincidentally, Ibrahim hails from President Buhari’s home state of Katsina.

The Senate President also announced that the former Senate Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno) now chairs the Committee on Establishment while the newly sworn-in APC senator from Bauchi State, Senator Lawal-Yahaya Gumau heads the Committee on Federal Character.

Gamau, it was, who promised to ensure that President Buhari is made life president.

Could Senator Abu Ibrahim's redeployment be a way of reducing the APC's possible influence on the police ahead of the 2019 general elections? 

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