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Senate President Saraki Fights Back, Bans Buhari Support Group

Nigerian Senate President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Bukola Saraki, on Thursday April 12, 2018 ordered the immediate disbandment of President Mohammed Buahari Parliamentary Support Group.

This adds to the growing battle between President Buhari and Senator Saraki.

The group was formed in March by pro-Buhari senators after a face-off with their colleagues on the amendment to the electoral act which aimed at reordering the sequence of elections in Nigeria and the forth coming 2019 general elections.

Early April, members of the group including Abdullahi Adamu, Ovie Omo-Agege, Abu Ibrahim, Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf, Babajide Omoworare, Ali Ndume, openly identified with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura as his parliamentary support group.

The Senate, adopting a motion moved by Ibrahim Gobir (Sokoto-APC), also mandated its committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, to probe both Mr Adamu and Mr Omo-Agege for their roles as chairman and secretary of the group respectively.

Earlier on Thursday, Mr Omo-Agege was suspended by his colleagues for accusing them of working against Mr Buhari’s reelection bid in 2019 through the amendment of the electoral act.

The disbandment of the group was also part of the recommendations adopted by the Senate.

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