Ekweremadu ‘I didn’t forge any document,’ Deputy Senate President says

Ekweremadu is facing a forgery trial along with Senate President, Bukola Saraki due to the charges.

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Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu

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Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has denied allegations that he forged the 2015 Senate Standing Rules.

Ekweremadu is facing a forgery trial along with Senate President, Bukola Saraki due to the charges.

The Deputy Senate President made the comments on Sunday, August 7, 2016, during a meeting with the Enugu State Economic Advisory Committee, a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu said.

According to the statement, Ekweremadu said:

“I am indeed humbled by your solidarity. As they say, the true test of a man is not where he stands in the time of comfort; it is where he stands when there is a crisis.

“Many people may not take this step of faith because of the situation we found ourselves in the country. Some may be afraid of their liberty and afraid of any reprisal. But you have stepped out to come and show solidarity and ask questions in a matter concerning one of your sons.

“Let me start by reinstating my innocence; that I committed no offence or forged any documents. None of the accused persons, to the best of my knowledge, committed any offence, let alone forged any document. Let me also say that no senator accused me, the President of the Senate or the other people of committing any offence. No senator or bureaucrat accused us of forging any document.”

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Saraki and Ekweremadu assumed office in June 2015 after participating in a controversial election.

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