By Obinna Achi, Enugu
Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) hasÂ condemned the invitation of the international community to interveneÂ in the prosecution of the Senate President and his deputy, SenatorsÂ Olusola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu.The state chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye who addressed reporters on MondayÂ said that there was nowhere in the world have the internationalÂ community been invited to intervene in cases involving lawmakers of a
The party also frowned at the situation where people were drafted fromÂ Enugu to Abuja High Court, venue of the trial to drum support for andÂ sing praises of one of the senate leaders on the day of the trial.
Nwoye who described as strange the invitation of the United States toÂ intervene in the trial of the senate leaders drew the attention of theÂ author of the letter that more than seven US congress men had been
found guilty and convicted at various times.
â€œThey never called on the international community or the NigerianÂ government to intervene on their behalf. They did not write to theÂ United Nations. They submitted themselves to the laws of their
country, and were subsequently convicted,â€ Nwoye submitted.
Insisting that the senators on alleged forgery trial should allowÂ justice takes its full course, the APC chairman stressed: â€œWe cannotÂ say because APC is in power you become outlaws. You make the law and
therefore you have to subject yourselves to the law. No need invokingÂ ethnic or religious undertones in a matter that is purely judicial.â€
Nwoye called on the trial judge as well as the attorney general not toÂ be intimidated by the actions of the senate leaders on trial, addingÂ that they should carry out their assignment without bias, fear and
The Enugu APC boss also mentioned the current predicament of the SouthÂ East and South SouthÂ regarding poor infrastructure saying that it wasÂ inherited from the past Peoples Democratic Party government headed â€œÂ by one of own, a South Southernerâ€.