Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and embattled Senate President, Olusola Saraki had a private meeting which lasted for almost two hours. Though details of the meeting were not made public, LEADERSHIP Weekend gathered that aides of both the Senate President and the Vice President were not allowed to be part of the meeting.
The meeting which held immediately after events that marked the nation’s Independence Day at the Presidential Villa took place at the Guest House of the vice president in the Villa.
It is thought that Saraki might have used the opportunity to explain and complain to the Vice President about his current travails since emerging the Senate President. President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, have treated Saraki with cold reception.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki is being prosecuted for alleged false declaration of his assets by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, a trial, he and his supporters say is a witch-hunt.
A presidency source who divulged the meeting to LEADERSHIP Weekend stated that the he was sure that the Senate President’s visit had the trappings of a private meeting.
“I think the Senate President came to sound out and complain to the vice president of the unfairness in his trial since he was not getting the ears of President Buhari, more so that vice president Osinbajo was the lead counsel when former Lagos governor and APC’s national leader, Bola Tinubu was being prosecuted on the same offence of false assets declaration,” the source said.
It was unclear whether Saraki got the deal he wanted as even the vice president himself appeared helpless at the end of the meeting. Both men however departed the venue of the meeting full of smiles.