APC will probe alleged forgery of members in Senate – Odigie-Oyegun

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has expressed the resolve of the party to institute probe into the alleged case of forgery against some principal officers of the Senate who are members of the party.

Odigie-Oyegun dropped the hint in Abuja on Monday during a chat with newsmen, saying the move was aimed at ascertaining the truth in the allegation.

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Mr Ike Ekweremadu and some officers of the upper chamber have been accused of forging the Senate’s Standing Rules in 2015.

“At this stage I 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 the business of the party to interfere in judicial matters of that nature.

“We will just wait and see as we are also making investigations to be sure what the situation is,’’ Odigie-Oyegun said.

Reacting to allegations suggesting that the party leadership wanted the Senate leadership removed for lack of cordial relationship with the executive, the Chairman said: “No, no, no; 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 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.

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