Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Senators jubilate over withdrawal of forgery case against Saraki, Ekweremadu

By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja on 08/10/2016

Views: 1,291


The joy of Lawmakers in the National Assembly knew no bounds today, following the announcement that the forgery case against the Senate President and other principal officers have been withdrawn.

The Senate, speaking through its Committee Chairman on Media and Publicity, Senator Sabi Abdulahi, on Friday, said that “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.”

Speaking further to newsmen in Abuja on Friday, Abdulahi maintained that 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 the 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 capitalise 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.

•Photo shows the Senate in session.

 

Source News Express

Posted 08/10/2016 05:39:30 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Israel elections: Supreme Court bans top candidate over...

History made as Saudi women finally allowed to...

National Assembly begins construction of 6,000 housing units...

Fuel scarcity bites harder across the states

Don’t abuse scholarships, Amnesty Office warns non-beneficiaries in...

APC mourns death of PDP supporters

Obi flags off work on N9 billion road,...

Kidnapped Lagos council chairman Bamigbetan FREED

3 soldiers, 6 Boko Haram fighters die in...

2019: Plateau PDP, APC clash over campaign venue...

BREAKING NEWS: 3 killed as Okorocha damns natives,...

FG working to secure release of Chibok girls...

 

Latest News How Fulani vigilante will work in South East — Miyetti Allah Chairman Police shortlist candidates for recruitment Boko Haram kills 29 in fresh Borno onslaught Troops eliminate dozens of terrorists, recover weapons Imo: Okorocha, wife carted away 67 vehicles, ADC 5, Task Force alleges JAMB withdraws UTME results of 4 candidates Akpabio parading fake results, INEC tells Akwa Ibom tribunal Niger Delta leaders urge adequate funding of Amnesty Programme, hail Dokubo No going back on August 1 clampdown on number plates violation — FRSC World Bank giving $4bn grants to states ― NGF boss 24 bandits killed in Kaduna, Kano, Niger states 2019 Elections: Tribunal adjourns hearing of Atiku, PDP’s petition to July 1

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (499,001 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (427,502 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (367,890 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (313,594 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (278,388 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (245,091 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (235,666 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (217,699 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (215,605 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (205,904 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (185,792 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (184,861 views)

 

NNPC 2019 National Science Quiz Competition

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (94) Business & Economy (4,328) Business Verdict (75) Columnists (1,056) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (627) Features (767) Global Business Monitor (384) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,628) Interview (185) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (314) News (47,847) Opinion (1,268) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,073) Religion (1,033) Sports (2,053) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera