Police invite Deputy Senate President over ‘forged’ Senate rules

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu is expected to report at the Police Headquarters in Abuja on Monday, July 6, 2015.

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has invited Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu over an alleged forgery of the Senate Rules on the election of its principal officers.

Ekweremadu is expected to report at the Police Headquarters in Abuja on Monday, July 6, 2015.

This was disclosed on Sunday, July 5, by the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh during a press briefing.

Metuh stated that Ekweremadu’s invitation was part of a plot to arrest and detain him by the APC-led Federal Government.

“We are aware that some APC senators opposed to the emergence of Senators Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu as senate president and deputy senate president respectively met last week and concocted a petition, accusing the deputy senate president of altering the Senate Rules on the process of election of the presiding officers, upon which the police via a letter dated July 1, 2015 and signed by the Deputy Inspector General in charge of criminal investigation at the Force Headquarters has invited him to appear tomorrow (today), Monday, July 6, 2015 where he will be detained and put under pressure,” Metuh said.

He also said that neither Ekweremadu nor any other Senator-elect, could have been involved in the process of producing the 2015 Standing Rules of the Senate.

“Senator Ekweremadu was not in any way involved in the process other than being nominated for the position of the deputy senate president and could not have been privy to the secret ballot procedure adopted by the National Assembly bureaucracy, which has been widely adjudged as transparent and credible,” Metuh added.

The APC has said that it would be glad to see Ekweremadu resign after he emerged Deputy Senate President on June 9 despite being a member of the opposition party.

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