Senate President Bukola Saraki met behind close door with the Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday. Why the two have left the populace with mix feeling over what could have prompted the August visitor to the pen house at this crucial moment, some have suggested it could not have been no other reason than the obvious, the possible removal of the Senate President.
Although the President claims that he was with Obasanjo to make up for his absence at the formal inauguration of the Presidential library held last year.
Informed sources, however, said that the meeting was not unconnected with the crisis rocking the National Assembly over the plot to impeach him by the All Progressives Congress senators.
Some allies of the Senate President has earlier call on the Federal High Court in Abuja asking to restrain the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Department of State Services (DSS) from supporting any effort to sack Senate President Bukola Saraki through means other than that provided for under Section 50(2)(c ) of the Constitution.
The request from part of the reliefs in a suit filed on Monday by Senators Rafiu Adebayo (PDP, Kwara South) and Isa Misau (PDP, Bauchi Central) through a team of lawyers, including former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Kanu Agabi (SAN) and Mahmud Magaji (SAN).
The plaintiffs stated that, going by recent occurrences and utterances by some leaders of a faction of All Progressives Congress (APC), from which they had defected, they were convinced of plots to force Saraki off the Senate President’s seat by means other than that provided in Section 50(2)(c ) of the Constitution.
Section 50(2) provides: “The President or Deputy President of the Senate or the Speaker or Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives shall vacate his office…. (c) if he is removed from office by a resolution of the Senate or of the House of Representatives, as the case may be, by the votes of not less than two-thirds majority of the members of that House.”
After the meeting, the Senate President told “I missed the opening (of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library) the last time, and I promised Baba that I must come and see the library. It’s beautiful, it’s fantastic; we are proud of what he’s been able to do here, it’s very good to see it,” he said.