Enugu APC flays invitation by Ekweremadu to US congress on forgery trial

By Obinna Achi, Enugu

Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the invitation of the international community to intervene in the prosecution of the Senate President and his deputy, Senators Olusola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu.The state chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye who addressed reporters on Monday said that there was nowhere in the world have the international community been invited to intervene in cases involving lawmakers of a
country.

The party also frowned at the situation where people were drafted from Enugu to Abuja High Court, venue of the trial to drum support for and 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 to intervene in the trial of the senate leaders drew the attention of the author of the letter that more than seven US congress men had been
found guilty and convicted at various times.

“They never called on the international community or the Nigerian government to intervene on their behalf. They did not write to the United Nations. They submitted themselves to the laws of their
country, and were subsequently convicted,” Nwoye submitted.

Insisting that the senators on alleged forgery trial should allow justice takes its full course, the APC chairman stressed: “We cannot 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 invoking ethnic or religious undertones in a matter that is purely judicial.”

Nwoye called on the trial judge as well as the attorney general not to be intimidated by the actions of the senate leaders on trial, adding that they should carry out their assignment without bias, fear and
favour.

The Enugu APC boss also mentioned the current predicament of the South East and South South  regarding poor infrastructure saying that it was inherited from the past Peoples Democratic Party government headed “ by one of own, a South Southerner”.

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