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Senators gang up against Saraki over EFCC's probe

27 August 2015, 13:11

Abuja - A group of senators of the All Progressives Congress, under the aegis of Unity Forum has teamed up with some of their Peoples Democratic Party counterparts who are opposed to the probe of  an alleged diversion of recovered N1 trillion loot by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman Ibrahim Lamorde, reports Premium Times.

The aggrieved APC senators are insisting that due process was not followed in the presentation of the petition to the Senate.

The PDP Senate Caucus had on Monday dissociated itself from the probe, saying it was not aware of any petition against the EFCC.

Also read: PDP senators split over probe of EFCC chairman

The APC senators in a statement on Wednesday said Lamorde’s invitation was illegal and a breach of the Senate Standing Rules.

The statement was signed by Senator Ahmed Lawan; Senator George Akume; Senator Abu Ibrahim; and  Senator Barnabas Gemade on behalf of  other members of the Unity Forum.

They noted that there was no record indicating that the petition was presented to the Senate in plenary.

They stated that for a petition to be discussed in the Senate or House of Representatives, it must be channelled through a member of the House of Representatives or a senator.

Read more at Premium Times.

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