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Buhari "Call Attorney General to order or face our wrath,' Senate warns President

This is coming following the forgery allegation levelled against some of the principal officers of the Nigerian Senate led by Senator Bukola Saraki.

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The 8th Nigerian Senate has warned 'President Muhammadu Buhari to call his Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, to order' or face its wrath.

This is coming following the forgery allegation levelled against some of the principal officers of the Nigerian Senate led by Senator Bukola Saraki.

Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari play

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari

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In a recent report by Daily Independent Newspaper, the upper legislative chamber stated emphatically that it was aware that the latest attempt to drag its presiding officers into another round of court case is an attempt at forcing a leadership change in the parliament.

In a statement by the Senate, the legislative arm insisted that the fresh charges are instigated by party leaders and the Attorney General.

“The Senate of the Federal Republic voted freely to elect its leadership into office and continuing attempts to change that leadership through the wanton abuse of judicial processes cannot stand in the eyes of the world.

“It is clear that the Attorney General and party leaders behind this action either lack the understanding of the underlining principles of constitutional democracy, the concept of Separation of Powers, checks and balances and parliamentary convention or they just simply do not care if the present democracy in the country survives or collapses in their blinded determination to get Saraki and Ekweremadu by all means necessary, including abuse of office and sacking the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The Nigerian people have enough economic hardship at this time requiring the full attention and cooperation of the three arms of government, instead of these attempts to distract and politicise governance," the statement reads in part.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government slammed fresh forgery charges on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

The two were accused of forging the 2015 Senate Standing Rules used in electing them to office.

The immediate past Clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa, and his deputy Benedict Efeturi were also charged alongside Saraki and Ekweremadu.

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