Police Probe Of Saraki, Ekweremadu Elections Not A Witch Hunt, APC Insists

Bukola Saraki-Ike EkweremaduThe All Progressives Congress has said the probe launched by the police into allegations that the Standing Rules used to elect the presiding officers of the 8th Senate was forged, is not a witch hunt just as it called for the prosecution of all those found culpable.
This was the position of the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State chapter of APC, Mr. Joe Igbokwe on Saturday night.
According to him, there were more questions the principal officers and officials of the National Assembly needed to be asked.
He said, “What happened on June 9, 2015, was an illegality that is not known in law. Out of 108 senators, only (the Senate President) Bukola Saraki and (his deputy) Ike Ekweremadu, the clerk and one or two others knew how they changed the 2011 Senate Rule to make it possible for 57 senators to go into the purported election without 51 members.
“Again, it is the clerk of the Senate that will tell the world why he had to read the proclamation letter from the President (Muhammadu Buhari) when 51 senators were absent. Was there a role call to make sure that everybody was present before taking the crucial decision? Nobody is trying to witch hunt anybody”.
Igbokwe described the election that produced Saraki and Ekweremadu as leaders of the Senate as “an illegality, open robbery and a nullity” adding “The truth is that the so-called election never took place. Nothing happened”.
The Lagos APC spokesman warned that any ‘real’ member of the party, who took part in what he termed the ‘fraud’ of the June 9, 2015 election in the Red Chamber, should know that he had betrayed the struggle for change in Nigeria, which, according to him, led to the death of many Nigerians and loss of material resources since 1999.
“They have joined the enemies of change to render nugatory all our efforts to build a new Nigeria. They are Quislings”, he stated.
Igbokwe added, “I want the Police to do a thorough investigations and get all those who forged the so-called 2015 Senate Rule to steal the Senate leadership on June 9, 2015. What happened in the Senate is not only strange but an aberration and the law must be allowed to its full course. This is our irreducible minimum demand”.


  1. Why is it we blame kids when they whine and cajole for extra time with their devices, but then we turn around and “gift” them added tech hours when they get good grades or clean their room.


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