PDP mocks FG over withdrawal of forgery case against Saraki, Ekweremadu, others

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PDP mocks FG over withdrawal of forgery case against Saraki, Ekweremadu, others

PDP mocks FG over withdrawal of forgery case against Saraki, Ekweremadu, others
October 10
10:19 2016

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has mocked the federal government for withdrawing the forgery case against the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, describing it as laughable.

According to the former ruling party, the withdrawal of the case, which also involved both the Clerk and the Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, should not be celebrated.

A statement issued by the spokesperson of the PDP, Mr. Dayo Adeyeye, in Abuja, on Sunday, said that the opposition party was rather shocked by the sudden realisation by the Federal Government that the case was championed to deal with the legislature.

He said, “We are amused by this sudden realisation of the Federal Government that the so-called forgery case was a shadow chase from the beginning. It was complete nothingness!

“More so, the claim through the lead counsel, Aliyu Umar (SAN), that the withdrawal was on the grounds of respect for the rule of law and hierarchy of the judiciary, demonstrates more of comedy on the side of the Federal Government that has a penchant for legal disobedience and abuse of court processes.”

He added that the PDP was worried about the alleged frequent muscling of the other arms of government by the APC-led administration, but added that this action must be curtailed as a matter of urgency “if Nigeria is to practise democracy like other democratic systems across the world, and live as one indivisible nation.”

Adeyeye said, “The principle of separation of powers as propagated in every democratic setting is to allow for checks and balances among the different arms of government in order to prevent excessive or cohesive use of power by any of the organs of government.

“In this context, it was clear to us and other well-meaning Nigerians from the outset that this case of forgery instituted against the presiding officers of the National Assembly was just another bad politics of the APC because the Federal Government under the Penal Code Law has no business with the Standing Rules of the National Assembly as alleged.”

“We are in a democracy and not anarchy,” he added.

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