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Saraki opens up on his role in alleged forgery of Senate rule

23 June 2016, 15:26

Abuja - Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Wednesday broke his silence on his role in the alleged forgery of Senate Standing Order, reports NewsDay.

Saraki said he knew nothing about the forgery allegation since he was not part of the leadership in the 7th Assembly.

Others charged along Saraki are the Deputy Senate Pressident, IKe Ekweremadu, former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi. Maikasuwa was the Clerk of the National Assembly (CNA) when the alleged offence was committed, reports News 24.

Saraki said the on-going efforts to drag him into a case of forgery before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, was just another phase in the orchestrated persecution he has faced since he emerged as Senate President.

The former governor of Kwara State stated that he was merely a senator-elect like all his colleagues when the rules were made, and therefore was not in a position to influence the rules that were to be used in the conduct of the election.

Also read: Forgery suit against Saraki, Ekweremadu, adjourned

He noted that those who decided to smuggle his name into the charge sheet after the fact knew perfectly well that only the leadership of the 7th Senate were invited for investigation.

He said his opponents  needed to implicate him in keeping with their declared vow to ensure that even if their current effort to nail him through the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) fails, they would find other ways to carry out their vendetta.

Saraki described the forgery case as another wanton abuse of the judicial process and making a mockery of the institution of justice

- News 24


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