Senate summons AGF over forgery case against Saraki, Ekweremadu

Senate summons AGF over forgery case against Saraki, Ekweremadu
June 21 17:39 2016

The Senate has
summoned the Attorney-General
of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar
 Malami, to explain the basis for 
the forgery charges pressed
against the Senate President, Dr
Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike
Ekweremadu.

The resolution to summon
Malami followed a motion by Senator
Dino Melaye who said on Tuesday
that “there is impending threat to
democracy” and that the executive
arm of government plans to
enthrone “one man rule”.
According to him, the AGF should be summoned to come and
“explain and justify his action 
with evidence and why it does
constitute gross abuse of his
office”.

Six senators spoke in “total
 support” of the motion, saying “it
is time to defend democracy”.
The Federal Government had accused
Saraki and Ekweremadu of
forging the Senate Rules used in
electing  Saraki as Senate
President in June 2015.
Saraki was elected against the wish of the
ruling All Progressives Congress,
APC, which preferred Senator Ahmed Lawan as Senate President.

The senators insisted on  Tuesday that the
Standing Rules used for the
elections of their presiding
officers were not forged.
Speaking after the motion had
passed, Ekweremadu said,
“those who are using their office
to persecute others should
remember no condition is
permanent”.