Abuja - Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu are to appear before court in a much anticipated trial that has left the National Assembly gripped by anxiety, The Sun reports.
Saraki and his deputy are to face charges today for allegedly forging Senate Rules in 2015 after last week's arraignment was botched due to the inability of the court to effect summons on them.
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The two are accused of tampering with the standing rules to facilitate an election which brought them into power.
The Senate has now finds itself in a potential predicament with a possible vacuum in leadership when it reconvenes if the two accused are not granted bail.
News24 Nigeria previously reported that Saraki faces a 14 year jail term as well as the threat of impeachment if found guilty of the charges.
The Presidency had also urgently requested that President Muhammadu Buhari be left out of the trial with any links to him unacceptable as the trial was purely judicial and a constitutional issue.
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- News24 Nigeria