APC Set To Probe Saraki Over alleged Forgery



The All Progressives Congress on Monday said it would investigate the alleged case of forgery against some principal officers of the Senate.

The National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, made this known to journalists on Monday in Abuja.

He said the investigation would ascertain the truth in the allegation.

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and some officers of the upper chamber were accused of forging the Senate’s Standing Rules in 2015 in June last year to facilitate their election as presiding officers of the upper legislative chamber.

Mr. Saraki is a member of the APC while Mr. Ekweremadu belongs to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

“At this stage I don’t think there is anything to say. In fact everything is still a guess work,” Mr. Odigie-Oyegun said.

“Nobody has said yes or they have been arrested or asked to make statement or whatever. As a party we do not think it is the business of the party to interfere in judicial matters of that nature.

“`We will just wait and see as we are also making investigations to be sure what the situation is.”

On allegation that the party leadership wanted the Senate leadership removed for lack of cordial relationship with the executive, the chairman said: “No, no, no; this is the kind of problem that the press always causes.”

He added, “You are now taking the sensational aspect. You are forgetting the nitty-gritty. Did what they say really happen? That is what you should look at.

“Take the two copies (the new copy and the old copy) of the Senate rules and see if there is a difference. If there is a difference, at what formal meeting was it approved and adopted?

“You should start from this so that when you are commenting it would not be sensation, it would be based on fact and reality.

“You see, we have to change the way we do things in this country; we have to start telling people what is right and what is wrong and to choose what is right as against what is wrong.

“This is where I expect you to start. Don’t start making it party versus them issue. The point would be: was an offence committed? Establish that first and then you can move on.’’


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