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Lawmakers Begin Religious Politicking with Buhari

In a move critics have described as “Eye service”, Muslim Federal Lawmakers, Friday, commenced a programme of joining President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso villa, every Friday, for Jumat prayers.

According to Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, the proramme would enable lawmakers meet the president regularly as well as enhance the relationship between the executive and the legislature.

Ndume told Journalists, emerging with five other lawmakers from Friday’s prayer with the President at the Villa that “We are trying to improve executive and legislature relationship,”

Newsday recalls that the President’s relationship with the Senate became sour following his decision to prosecute Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, for the alleged forgery of Senate Rules that brought them to office, a move which the Red Chamber conceived to be an undermining of their dignity and an infringement on their legitimacy.

Since the face-off between the Presidency and the Senate, a lot of controversies have erupted in the course of government business.

However, the senate leader said that the National Assembly was deploying selected Muslim lawmakers to observe Jumat service at the State House so as be seen by Mr. Buhari every Friday, a move described as “Eye service” by many Nigerians.

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