Thursday, 30 June 2016

SGF TELLS SENATE PRESIDENT AND HIS DEPUTY TO RESIGN

SGF,DAVID BABACHIR LAWAL

The secretary to the Government of the Federstion, David Babachir Lawal, has called on the principal officers of the Senate ,the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy Ike Ekweremadu to resign due to the alleged forgery trial. The senate has reacted to SGF's comment that they will not resign.
BUKOLA SARAKI , IKE EKWEREMADU

SGF said the senate was not on trial for forgery but Senate President Bukola and his deputy, Ekweremadu and two others being prosecuted.
According to vanguard, he also said the honourable thing for the duo to do was to resign as former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Salisu Buhari, who was accused of certificate forgery, did. The SGF was reacting to the allegation by Saraki that a “cabal” had hijacked the government of President Muhammadu Buhari as well as Ekweremadu’s statement that Buhari was exhibiting dictatorial tendencies.
In a statement he personally signed, Lawal said the positions of the Senate leaders were contradictory. He also described their statements as unfortunate, stating that the Federal Government was not deciding the trial of the duo. Saraki and Ekweremadu are being tried before an FCT High Court for allegedly forging the Senate Standing Rules 2015. The other accused persons are former Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa, and his former deputy, Bernard Efeturi. Lawal stated that a case of forgery was usually preferred against individuals, recalling that such case of certificate forgery led to the resignation of one-time Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Salisu Buhari. He said bringing the National Assembly as a body into the court case was unwarranted.



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