Alleged Senate forgery: APC vows to investigate conduct

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By; Jacob Onjewu Dickson

The forgery allegation against the leadership of the Senate has attracted the attention of the leadership of the ruling All
Progressives Congress (APC) as the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Monday said, the party would not dabble into the matter without conducting proper investigation into the alleged forgery case to determine the truth behind the allegation.

The National Chairman while speaking with journalists at the national secretariat of the party, said the party will conduct an investigation to be sure of the allegation.

Oyegun said: “At this stage l don’t think there is anything to say. In fact everything is still a guess work. 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 party of business to interfere on judicial matters of that nature. We will just wait and see as we are even making investigation to be sure of the situation.”

Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and others were accused of forging the Senate Standing Order. But the Senate leadership in a quick reaction said that it was a ploy by the Presidency to destabilise the 8th Senate.

When asked whether the party wanted the Senate leadership removed for lack of cordial relationship, Oyegun said: “No, no, no. I don’t know, this is the kind of problem that the press always cause. You are now taking the sensational aspect. You are forgetting the nitty gritty. Did what they say happened 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 l expect you to start. Don’t start making it party verses ex-issue. The point would be: was an offense committed? Establish that first and then you can move on,” Oyegun said.

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