June 27, 2016

Forgery case: Buhari wants my downfall – Saraki barks

Forgery case: Buhari wants my downfall - Saraki barks
Following his appearance at a Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged forgery alongside 3 others, Senate president Bukola Saraki lamented on how he is being “persecuted” and “distracted” by the activities of the executive arm of Nigeria’s federal government headed by president Muhammadu Buhari.

Saraki who spoke after he met his bail conditions at the court echoed:

“Today we the leaders of the Nigerian Senate reiterate our innocence against the charges filed by the Attorney General of the Federal Government of Nigeria at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on the allegations of forgery of the Senate Standing Rules document.

“However, what has become clear is that there is now a government within the government of President Buhari who have seized the apparatus of Executive powers to pursue their nefarious agenda.
This latest onslaught on the Legislature represents a clear and present danger to the democracy Nigerians fought hard to win and preserve. The suit filed on behalf of the Federal government suggests that perhaps some forces in the Federal Republic have not fully embraced the fact that the Senate’s rules and procedures govern how the legislative body adjudicates and resolves its own disputes.

“Let it be abundantly clear, both as a citizen and as a foremost Legislator, I will continue to rise above all the persecution and distraction that have been visited on me. In the words of Martin Luther King Junior, ‘the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at a time of challenge and controversy.'”

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