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Tinubu meets elected opposition lawmakers



President Bola Tinubu will meet on Monday with lawmakers elected from both chambers of the National Assembly.

Opposition senators-elect and House of Representatives members-elect expected at the meeting are those of the Peoples Democratic Party, the Labour Party, and the New Nigeria Peoples Party, among others.

The meeting would hold separately at the State House in Abuja between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The president’s notice of invitation to the lawmakers-elect was signed by the permanent secretary, State House, Tijani Umar.

While the opposition senators-elect will meet with Tinubu by 3p.m., opposition House of Representatives members-elect will gather at the same venue to discuss with the President by 5 p.m.

Though the notice of invitation did not state the agenda of the meeting, it was gathered that the leadership of the 10th National Assembly would be discussed.

The invitation, which was dated June 2, 2023, and addressed to the Clerk of the National Assembly, read, “I write to inform you that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will hold a meeting with members of the opposition Senators-elect and opposition House of Representatives members-elect in the State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday, June 5, 2023, at 1500 hours and 1700 hours respectively.

“In this regard, you are kindly requested to inform all concerned members to attend and forward their list early enough for security clearance. Please, accept the assurances of the President’s highest consideration.”

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