Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 2 September 2015 | 2,144 times
Members of the Senate who operate under the aegis of ‘The Unity Forum’ have withdrawn the suit they filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking to remove the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, from office, over allegation of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders 2015 used for the inauguration of the 8th Senate.
The five members of the Unity Forum who instituted the suit are Senators Abu Ibrahim, Kabiru Marafa, Ajayi Borofice, Olugbenga Ashafa and Suleiman Hunkuyi.
Justice Ademola Adeniyi yesterday struck out the case and terminated further hearing on the matter after the plaintiffs who are members of the Senate Unity Forum withdrew their suit.
In a related development, Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Dino Melaye, in a statement in Abuja, has also commended members of both the Unity Forum loyal to Senator Ahmad Lawan and the Like Minds Senators loyal to Saraki for their maturity and sagacity.
Melaye remarked that “with the discontinuation of the suit, the plaintiffs and their supporters have demonstrated that national interest is superior to individual and group interest.”
He added: “I salute the sagacity of the Unity Forum for withdrawing the matter from the court. This is as a result of series of underground reconciliatory moves. I salute the sense of purpose of both groups. By this very positive development, the divisive elements who wanted to bring the 8th Senate to ridicule have been completely shamed.”
Speaking further, he reiterated the commitment of the 8th Senate in remaining focused on issues that border only on the security and welfare of the people.
“Our primary objectives shall continue to remain about the people, the people and the people. The Senate President has promised to carry all parties along and he shall at all times place national interest above primordial sentiments.”
•Photo shows Saraki and Ekweremadu.
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