After many months of what can be termed a frosty relationship, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, widely regarded as The Godfather of Nigerian politics, and Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki have met at last.
It seems the Protocol team of the Presidency or is the President himself? plotted this ‘coup’ because the sitting arrangement ensured that the two gladiators could not attend the President’s Dinner with Senators without speaking to each other.
Saraki was the first to arrive the event held inside The Aso Rock PresidentIal Villa. He was offered the seat beside Mr. President and according to Protocol, The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was to sit beside him but when Ekweremadu arrived, he was positioned by the Vice President, leaving the seat beside Saraki empty-and it was duly occupied by Tinubu,The Jagaban Borgu, when he stepped into the arena.
Of course Saraki and Tinubu exchanged pleasantries and seemed to enjoy each other’s company, a situation that may actually bring joy to the hearts of many All Progressives Congress. topshots.
The thinking among party faithful is that if this frosty relationship thaws, it will help the party focus attention on more important national issues instead of the in’fighting that has plagued the APC since disagreements erupted over the choice of Principal Officers in both the Senate and House of Representatives.
Source: The Boss Newspaper