In what seems a step in the right direction, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki has assured the leadership of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) of good cordial working relationship between the upper legislative chamber and the Presidency.
He gave the assurance on Wednesday in Abuja when he led a Senate delegation on a visit to the APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and members of the party's National Working Committee (NWC).
It would be recalled that the relationship between the Senate and the Presidency had been all but cordial in the last few months.
“We both bored our minds, we told ourselves the hard truth and at the end of the day, we accepted that certain things were not done.
“But we accepted to move forward and work with the party in the interest of building the APC because of Nigerians that believe in us.
“We need to work closely and we are hopeful that a new chapter is being opened today in the interest of the party and Nigerians,’’ Saraki said.
Saraki was accompanied on the visit by the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, his deputy, Bala Ibn Na’Allah and the Chief Whip, Olusola Adeyeye among others.
He pledged loyalty to the Odigie-Oyegun -led NWC of the APC, saying that his team was at the party to “listen” to its leadership.
He added that he was at the service of the party and Nigerians at all times.
The APC national chairman assured that the party was doing everything possible to address the sufferings of Nigerians in the face of the current economy hardship.
“We want to assure the general public that they will see results that will lift their spirit in the next few weeks.
He described the meeting with the Senate President as “very rewarding’’ and commended the entire National Assembly for its cordial relationship with the executive so far.
He added that the meeting was to discuss ‘House-Keeping’ issues.