The acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, has held a closed door meeting with speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and other principal officers of the lower chamber.
The Punch reports that the meeting was held on Thursday night, July 13, in Osinbajo’s official residence, Aguda House, inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja at about 10pm.
The meeting which believed to be part of efforts aimed at resolving friction between the National Assembly and the executive was also attended by some presidential aides in the company of the acting president.
We recalls that members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 11, issued a seven day ultimatum to the Yemi Osinbajo to swear-in and allocate portfolio to the two ministers designates from Kogi and Gombe states.
Osinbajo also had a feud with members of the Senate who recently called for the suspension of consideration and confirmation of appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari over a comment credited to Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo that executive appointments did not require legislative approval based on Section 171 of the Constitution.
While strongly condemning Osinbajo for the comment, the lawmakers successively asked that an embargo should be placed on confirmation of executive appointments pending the time the powers of the legislature had been recognised.