President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly canceled a Ramadan dinner with leaders of the National Assembly, Daily Trust reports.
The meeting which was supposed to hold on Wednesday night, was said to have been canceled by the presidency due to clash of schedules.
Making this claim was the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, who stated:
“This arose from the clash of schedules. You know the President spent the first fourteen days of the fast out of the country.”
He added that the meeting was packaged as soon as the president arrived so that every interest could be accommodated, but it turned out that prior commitments of some invitees made the change of date inevitable, adding:
“We are expecting that a new date will be appointed.”
Abdulrazak Namdas, the House of Representatives spokesperson, told Daily Trust that the dinner was organised only for the presiding officers and the other principal officers of the National Assembly, and that they were not the reasons for the cancellation.
“Nobody should say we refused to honour the president’s invitation. They were the ones that brought the idea of the dinner, and they were the ones that postponed it,”
Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate’s spokesperson could not be reached for a stand of the upper chamber on the sudden cancellation.