APC Absolves Itself From Blame As Police Investigate Deputy Senate President Ekweremadu

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The All Progressives Congress has stated that it has nothing to do with the invitation by police of deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase reportedly summoned Ekweremadu over alleged forgery of Senate rules.

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In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the APC said that it had no afore knowledge of a petition written to the police over the matter.

”However, if, as the PDP claims, the petition concerns alleged altering of the Senate’s Standing Rules on the process of electing Presiding Officers, that is a clear case of forgery which the police have a duty to investigate. Questioning the right of the police to carry out their duties in this regard amounts to intimidating the security agency.

”Forgery is a crime that is being regularly investigated by the police, and it beggars belief that such investigation will now be interpreted to mean that Nigeria is descending into dictatorship or that democracy and the enjoyment of personal freedoms are now endangered. These claims by the scaremongering PDP are far fetched and preposterous,” it said.

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The statement implored Ekweremadu, if truly he was innocent, to rise to the call and clear his name.

”President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly said that at every point, the law must be supreme and everyone must respect the law, if the nation’s democratic system is to survive. Extrapolating a police invitation of anyone, no matter his status, to mean the onset of dictatorship is itself an invitation to lawlessness and anarchy, which permeated the long but ineffective rule of the PDP.”




Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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