…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
The reasons behind the postponement of the scheduled meeting between President Bola Tinubu and opposition lawmakers-elect have come to light.
As previously reported, the meeting was initially planned to take place on Monday at 3 pm at the State House but was later rescheduled.
The President had invited the opposition lawmakers-elect on Friday for the meeting, which was originally set to occur on Monday.
Details of the Invitation Letter
The invitation letter, signed by the Permanent Secretary in the State House, Tijjani Umar, stated that Tinubu would meet with the Senators-elect at 3:00 pm and the House of Representatives-elect at 5:00 pm.
The letter requested the lawmakers to inform concerned members to attend and submit their lists early for security clearance.
Stalemate within the APC
According to sources, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is facing a dilemma concerning Senators Abdulaziz Yari, Orji Kalu, and Osita Isunazo, who have refused to yield despite the party’s zoning arrangement not favoring them.
The meeting was reportedly postponed because the APC aspirants vying for positions in the upcoming 10th National Assembly have not withdrawn from the race, creating an obstacle for the party’s preferred candidates.
Division and Need for Consensus
The source revealed that without the APC aspirants respecting the party’s zoning arrangement, any meeting with the lawmakers-elect would not result in a resolution.
The division among the lawmakers-elect hampers the possibility of reaching a consensus before the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly on June 13.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn