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We are not against Buhari - Northern senators

31 July 2015, 08:47

Abuja - Some Northern senators on Thursday denied media report that they were working against President Muhammadu Buhari’s interest in the Senate.

The senators led by Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West) made their position known while briefing parliamentary correspondents in Abuja.

Melaye said that it was unacceptable for anybody to infer that those who endorsed the leadership of the senate were working against the president.

"There was a presentation by the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, today, in plenary and he complained about a publication.

"He said that the report revealed that the 81 senators who appended their signatures to Saraki’s endorsement are enemies of Buhari.

Also read: Senate probes reports APC legislators working against Buhari

"I want to state clearly that the report and those insinuating that 22 northern senators who signed that report are working against President Buhari are the ones that are actually working against him.

"There is nothing President Buhari has brought to the senate that has not received expeditious response. The president we know is upright and transparent and I call him the nemesis of corruption," he said.

The lawmaker urged the media to always verify facts before publishing so as not to present the National Assembly in a negative light before the public.

He said that the assembly would continue to focus on issues that would bring progress and development of the country, adding that, "Senate will not compromise honesty, truth and integrity".

Some of the accused senators took turns to express their disappointment with the publication, describing it as malicious.

Those who spoke were Binta Garba (Adamawa North) and David Umaru (APC-Niger East).



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