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Jonathan meets Tambuwal, Mark

By Ben Agande, Abuja.

President Goodluck Jonathan, Monday, met with the presiding officers of the National Assembly for over two hours.

Though details of the meeting were not known as the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives, David Mark and Aminu Tambuwal declined to speak with the press. It may not be unconnected with the ongoing review of the constitution by the national assembly and other national issues.

At end of the meeting which was held in the president’s office, the chairman of the governors forum and governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi later joined the duo and rode in the the same care with the two leaders of the National Assembly.

Senate president David Mark who was dressed in a white Babanriga simply told state correspondents thank you and drove off.

It was not clear whether Mr Amaechi was also part of the meeting as he walked into the Villa after the two leaders of the national Assembly had gone into the president’s office.

The review of the constitution has pitched the leadership of the national assembly against the governors’ forum who are opposed to some of the proposed amendments by the national assembly.

While the national assembly is favourable to granting autonomy to local governments, the governors are opposed to the proposed amendment, arguing that local government autonomy is not feasible.


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