Archive Leave National Assembly Out of Your Trial, SGF Tells...

Leave National Assembly Out of Your Trial, SGF Tells Saraki, Ekweremadu

-

- Advertisment -

Agency Report

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, has advised Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, to leave National Assembly out of their court trials.

Lawal, in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, faulted statements credited to the two leaders of the Senate after their arraignment, which according to him, gave the erroneous impression that the entire Senate was on trial

The statement said Saraki had insinuated that a cabal was currently running the government and that President Muhammadu Buhari was not in control of his administration.

It said Ekweremadu had insisted that Buhari was exhibiting dictatorial tendencies that could derail the nation’s democracy.

“It is important to emphasise that this case involved only the four accused persons and should not be presented to the unsuspecting public as involving the entire Senate.

“The complaint leading to the forgery investigation was reported to the Police by some aggrieved Senators, who specifically accused certain persons.

“It is not the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that is involved and definitely not the House of Representatives,” the statement said.
According to the statement, bringing the National Assembly as a body into this court case is totally unwarranted and can only be for other purposes and reasons outside the investigation and legal proceedings.

“A case of forgery is usually preferred against individuals as was the case with a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, who was accused of certificate forgery.

“What he did was to resign, honourably,” the statement added.

The statement said the country’s democracy was still evolving and being deepened, adding that the rule of law was supreme to the present administration.

It would be recalled that Saraki and Ekweremadu were on Monday arraigned before a Federal High Court over allegation of forgery of Senate Rules.

The trial continues.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Our Security Template Focuses On Communal Collaboration, Honesty, Synergy – Gov. Bello

….says he doesn’t visit Abuja for solution to security challenges Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has revealed that the successes...

2021 World Education Day: ActionAid Nigeria Calls For Increase Allocation To Education From 15% – 20%

As the World marks the 2021 International Education Day, a Non-Governmental Organization, (NGO), ActionAid Nigeria, has called for an...

COVID-19: Bill Gates backs Yahaya Bello’s position on need to invest in healthcare

Mayowa Adeniran|  The recent position of one of the world's richest, Bill Gates, has corroborated the agitations of Kogi State...

JONAPWD-LAGOS Commends Sanwo-Olu For Restoring Disability Empowerment Fund

Kenneth Afor |  The Joint National Association of Persons Living With Dissabilities (JONAPWD ) in Lagos state has commanded Babajide...

Groups Call On Judicial Panels Of Inquiry To Dispense Justice On Victims, Survivors Of Police Brutality

Kenneth Afor | The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) and Centre for Law Enforcement Education (CLEEN Foundation) has...

COVID-19 Second Wave: FG Urged To Ban Flights From Britain, Others

By Ijeoma Ukazu | With some countries currently experiencing the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, the Health Writers’ Association...

Must read

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

%d bloggers like this: