He is presently in a closed-door meeting with former President, Olusegun Obasanjo at his Hilltop Mansion in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He was in the company of Kawu Baraje, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Andy Uba, Hamed Yerima, Danjuma Goje and
Tayo Alaso-Adura. A source who was part of the meeting informed PREMIUM TIMES that the he was there to beg Obasanjo to reconcile him with President Buhari and his party, APC.
He emerged as the president of the Senate against the decision of APC leaders. He was also elected when most Senators from the APC were at the International Conference Centre waiting to hold a meeting with Buhari to discuss the election of the Senate president and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
It was also gathered that Mr. Saraki lamented that although the party leaders have stated that they have accepted his emergence, there was “complete communication breakdown between him, the president and the party”. He had tried severally to meet with Buhari after his emergence, but was always denied audience.
Another source in the presidency said that the President was angry with Mr. Saraki and the management of the national assembly for going ahead with their election despite adequate knowledge of an invitation for a meeting with Saraki and his colleagues. The president considered it as a mark of disrespect for his office for Saraki to ignore an invitation to meet with him and his colleagues. In his response, Mr. Obasanjo promised to do his best to ensure communication between all parties.
Obasanjo in his usual self joked with the delegation, saying “you children of nowadays only run to elders when you have finished making the damage.” PREMIUM TIMES also learnt that after he was informed of the visit, Obasanjo called Mr. Buhari to inform him that Saraki is leading a delegation of Senators to his Abeokuta home and Mr. Buhari simply said “you have to see them now, are they not your boys?”…… to which Obasanjo replied, “If u ask me, who I go ask?”…..