Obama May Snub July Meeting With Buhari, Here’s Why

Obama May Snub July Meeting With Buhari, Here’s Why

By News Desk | The Trent on June 27, 2015
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (Photo Credit: AP/Charles Dharapak)

The meeting between President Barrack Obama of USA and President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria billed to hold in July may not hold after all as reports have it that the American leader may back out of the meeting which is billed for Monday, July 20, 2015.

According to an investigative report by Global Network News Africa, the American government seemed very disturbed at the shameful display of fisticuffs recorded on Thursday, June 25, 2015 during the selection of principal officers for the Federal House of Representatives.

According to the report, a top official at the US Embassy, the ugly incident at the lower chambers which has attracted negative attention to the country may force President Obama to reschedule the meeting is the ongoing political drama in the country’s political class persists.

The female staff said: “A country which is faced with insecurity, dwindling economic fortunes resulting to unpaid workers’ salary in different states, massive unemployment, infrastructural underdevelopment amongst many other issues.”

Although the Nigerian Presidential system is fashioned after the American model, there is a lot of disparity in the way both country’s implement the systems, especially as regards the cost of maintaining the Executive and Legislative arms of government in Nigeria – Nigerian legislators are the highest earning in the world and the executive is one of the most expensive for a developing country.


  1. It is indeed a shameful thing for the country and its populace who are expecting ‘change’ from the new ruling party to have its members turn our legislative house into boxing rings and theft grounds. However, this should not stand enough a ground for the US President to pull his seat. Both Buhari and Obama are Head of States and there should be no flick from one to belittle or undermine the personalty of the other. I do think its wrong for the US President, if it’s indeed true, to back out of the meeting.

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