The Presidency have denied being behind the forgery case brought up against the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. According to his Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, he said the President Muhammadu Buhari has no hands in the court charges Saraki and Ekweremadu are facing.
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu have been sued to the FCT High Court over an allegation that they both forge a senate rule in 2015. The claim which has been denied by Saraki and Ekweremadu
The Senate President is also being prosecuted at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, for false and anticipatory declaration of assets.
While speaking to the Punch, On whether the case against Saraki would be withdrawn if he stepped down as President of the Senate, Adesina said, “Senator Saraki’s legal battle was not originated by the Presidency in the first place, so this issue does not arise.”
The trial for the alleged forgery of senate rules is expected to continue tomorrow.
Charged alongside Saraki and Ekweremadu are former past Clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa, and the Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly, Benedict Efeture.Share on Facebook