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Friday, 7 October 2016

Alleged forgery: Senate welcomes withdrawal of charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Senate has released a statement saying it welcomes the withdrawal of the charges of forgery and conspiracy leveled against its principal officers, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu. Read below
The Senate today said the forgery case against its presiding officers, Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has been a distraction to the law making body and that the withdrawal is a confirmation of its position that the nation cannot afford any sharp division between the various arms of government.

 In a statement by its spokesman, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate said the decision to withdraw the case and its subsequent dismissal as well as the discharge of the defendants has confirmed its earlier position that the case was indeed an abuse of court process having been dismissed earlier by the court.
"We have always said it that that case was politically motivated. The executive cannot decide for the legislature the genuineness or otherwise of its standing rules. However, where there is a crack in the wall, it is easy for others to capitalize on the differences between us. Now that Senators have closed their ranks, the executive is only taking the right cue. We are happy with this development. We believe it is a sign of good things to come. It is a victory for democracy. A victory for separation of powers, checks and balances and constitutionalism. 
"We commend the judiciary for its continuous dedication and commitment to the rule of law in our democracy. We restate our confidence in their ability to adjudicate and dispense justice in all matters in the polity which no doubt greatly contribute to national productivity. Our commendation also goes to the Federal Ministry of Justice for being courageous enough to do the right thing.  We however call on the government to go the whole hog and withdraw other cases with political coloration. This is a period for the political leadership to present a united front. There is an emergency in the country. The economy is in crisis. This has resulted in escalating and excruciating poverty among our people. Social problems are on the rise. There are conflicts across the country. National values are being eroded. Crucial Infrastructure and social services are collapsing. These are the things that should pre-occupy our minds, especially now that our economy is in recession. 
" The International community will take us more seriously when they see that everybody in the national leadership is speaking along the same line of solving the economic problem, encouraging productivity, creating employment, promoting discipline and working to make our country great. For us in the Senate, the assignment of nation building continues. We will, as always re-dedicate ourselves to serve the nation for the benefit of our citizens. We assure our people that we will always protect their interests and like the Senate President said when we resumed a few weeks ago, our major pre-occupation now is to get the economy back on its feet again. ", Abdullahi stated.

19 comments:

livingstone chibuike said...

Is a welcomed development

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Ok, next!



~glo rule your world~ cos I do•

Chizzy Liz said...

*************************muna forget dix country abeg !!!!!! All dix our old men wey no gree die dey use our brain dey play Ludo !!!!! Ndi ekperima

Chizzy Liz said...

*************************muna forget dix country abeg !!!!!! All dix our old men wey no gree die dey use our brain dey play Ludo !!!!! Ndi ekperima

Juliet Iwuno said...

Mcheeeeeeeew! Oshi nbe! Linda take note!

Vivian Reginalds said...

good
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Anonymous said...

So they get a way with it.2019 is around the corner and your enemies,enemies is your friend in time of war. Buhari is trying to curtail Bola Tinubu's power by making new friends.wowww. If you can't beat them you join them.

OSINANL said...

BUHARI AND HIS COHORTS HAS BEEN DECEIVING NIGERIANS ALL THIS WHILE...
CLUELESS MR. KWARAPTION

Jamila Shaibu said...

Cool




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okechukwu nnoduechi said...

GOOD TO SEE







AUNTY LINDA 👩

Uju Phil said...

Why wldnt they? When they're birds of a feather, evil men!

Odibe Blessing said...

Wow!!!!so dey'r now free,I hope dey'r really innocent ooo bcus kamara will soon knock if not

niyi adetoye said...

Ok

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Alright

Yusuf Dimas said...

Seen... but they're not fully free from the case upon them!

bankole wisdom said...

So senator can support him to see our national assets buhari ko le work.

Eleojo Blessing said...

Whatever

Seun Combs said...

'victory for democracy', the most ridiculous statement in Nigeria!

Jeff ukonu said...

Who them epp ndi ara

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