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Buhari Presidency denies cancelling President's iftar with NASS leadership

The statement read: ``President's `Iftar’ for the leadership of the National Assembly was postponed, to be rescheduled for another date.

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The Presidency on Wednesday said it only postponed the breaking-of-fast dinner with the leadership of the National Assembly.

In a statement issued in Abuja, the Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said a new date would soon be announced for the event.

Shehu dismissed the assertion that the event was cancelled, saying that the schedule was put up ``hurriedly on his return to ensure that all interests are accommodated’’.

The statement read: ``President's `Iftar’ for the leadership of the National Assembly was postponed, to be rescheduled for another date.

``This arose from the clash of schedules. You know the President spent the first fourteen days of the fast out of the country.

``The schedule was put up hurriedly on his return to ensure that all interests are accommodated.

``It turned out that the date fixed for the parliament could not be sustained due to prior commitments some of the invitees had. We are expecting that a new date will be appointed.’’

On Monday, June 20, 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari hosted outgoing Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase and other security chiefs to dinner at the presidential villa.

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