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Buhari Picks Omoworare Babajide As Aide On National Assembly Matter, Drops Enang

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari drops Ita Enang as
National Assembly aide, picks replacement
President Muhammadu Buhari has dropped
Ita Enang as his aide on National Assembly
Matters (Senate), PREMIUM TIMES has
learnt.
Mr Enang, a former senator from Akwa Ibom
state, was appointed a special adviser to Mr
Buhari during the president’s first term.
He has continued to act in that capacity in
Mr Buhari’s second term, even when his
appointment, like that of several other aides,
has not been renewed.
A source close to the Presidency told
PREMIUM TIMES, Sunday evening, that
President Buhari has dropped Mr Enang as
his aide on National Assembly Matters.
The president has picked Omoworare
Babajide, a former senator from Osun state,
as Mr Enang’s replacement, the source
said.
The belief in the Presidency is that Mr
Enang did not perform well in managing the
relationship between President Buhari and
senators in the eighth Senate, despite being
a former senator himself, PREMIUM TIMES
learnt.
The relationship between President Buhari
and the Bukola Saraki-led Senate was
characterised by deep animosity.
Mr Saraki was elected a senator in 2015
under the same party — the All Progressives
Congress — with Mr Buhari, but the two
parted ways politically.
Mr Saraki later defected to the opposition
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and
became a critic of the Buhari
administration.
“He (Enang) didn’t have the temperament
to deliver anything substantial,” the source
said of Mr Enang’s performance as Mr
Buhari’s aide.
“Despite the experience he has and the
senators being his former colleagues, he
could not resolve the frequent crisis the
senators were having with the president.”
The source said Mr Enang may, however, be
compensated with another position –
possibly the president’s adviser on Niger
Delta matters.
The new appointment is among those to be
announced this week by the presidency.
Mr Enang’s spokesperson, Essien Inyang,
told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday he was
not aware the former senator had been
dropped by the president.
The Presidency did not respond to telephone
calls on Monday seeking comments.



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