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APC advises Saraki, Ekweremadu to resign

01 July 2016, 07:06

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress in the South East has advised Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu to resign from their posts to focus on their defence in the forgery trial, Vanguard reports.

Also read: Saraki says he is ready to go to jail

The APC joined the presidency in advising all principal officers of the National Assembly to resign, after the accused persons all pleaded not guilty and called the accusations as an attack on Nigerian democracy.

The APC's Zonal Publicity Secretary, Hyacinth Ngwu said that it was more honourable to throw in the towel instead of writing letters seeking international intervention.

News24 Nigeria reported Deputy Senator, Ike Ekweremadu called for international intervention from the US Congress, United Kingdom, United Nations, European Union Parliament and foreign missions in his forgery trial.

Ekweremadu labelled the charges as an attempt by President Muhammadu Buhari's government to ridicule and rubbish a powerful institution such as the National Assembly.

Saraki and Ekweremadu are being arraigned on charges of alleged forgery for manipulating the 2015 Senate Standing Rules that saw the two men voted into power.

For more on this story, visit Vanguard.

- News24 Nigeria


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