Abuja - Intense lobbying for committee positions in the National Assembly may have forced the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to relocate to London, reports Daily Trust.
Saraki and Dogara have been facing intense pressure from lawmakers on the committees’ allocation.
Saraki, who left the shores of the country immediately after the National Assembly went on a six-week recess, was joined by Dogara and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on Tuesday.
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Before their departure, their houses had been turned into a political mecca of sort to those seeking to be chairman and deputy chairman of juicy committees in the National Assembly.
The lobbying for juicy committee chairmen is so tensed that some lawmakers who are interested in occupying these key committees’ chairmanship had begun trailing them.
The lawmakers are rushing to obtain London tickets in order to join Saraki and Dogora.
Read more at Daily Trust.
- News 24