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Abdulsalami panel rejects Saraki as Senate President

17 June 2015, 14:10

Abuja - The Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee has rejected the outcome of the election in the Senate, which produced Senator Bukola Saraki as the Senate President, reports The Nation.

The group described the election, which also produced Ike Ekweremadu as the Deputy Senate President, as unacceptable.

The committee in a statement signed by its convener,  Bishop Hassan Mathew Kukah., condemned the apparent desperation for power exhibited by some political actors.

The group noted that what transpired during the inauguration of the 8th Senate neither dignified the upper chamber of the parliament nor represents the yearning and aspiration of Nigerians.

Also read: Jonathan, Buhari sign another peace accord

The committee played a pivotal role in ensuring a peaceful 2015 general elections.

The group facilitated a peace pact between former President Goodluck Jonathan and his then challenger President Muhammadu Buhari to douse the tension ahead of the general elections.

Read more at The Nation.

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