Abuja - Senators loyal to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, have perfected plans to reject President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee, Babatunde Fowler as the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, reports NewsDay.
Fowler is a well known associate and protégé of Tinubu.
As required by law, Fowler would have to be confirmed by the Senate before he can head the FIRS.
Fowler’s rejection according to the pro Saraki senators will be an avenue to do a sort of pay back for Tinubu for working against the emergence of Saraki as the Senate President.
The pro Saraki senators have accused Tinubu of creating enmity between the Senate and the Presidency.
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There have been no love lost between Saraki and Tinubu since the former defied the dictates of the All Progressives Congress by contesting and clinching the Senate Presidency.
Tinubu had backed Senator Ahmed Lawan for the post but lost out.
Attempts by Tinubu and APC to make Lawan the Senate leader were also rebuffed by Saraki and his loyalists.
The pro-Saraki senators are also angling to move against Fowler because they believe Tinubu is scheming to take control of the country’s finances under the Buhari administration without the President realising the game plan.
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- News 24