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Ohaneze Youth forum, an Igbo socio-cultural group, have released a statement kicking against the planned arraignment of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, over the alleged forgery of the senate order during the senate’s election in June last year.
In the statement released today, the group said ‘their son’ Ekweremadu, is occupying the highest political office in the South East and should not be unduly humiliated and embarrassed. Full text of their statement after the cut…
“The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council is alarmed by the sudden resurfacing of the arraignment of the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu over the purported forgery of the Senate 8th session rules. In as much as we do not condone any act of illegality, from any quarters, we make bold to state that the present attempt to arraign Senator Saraki and Ekweremadu is ill -motivated and politically induced. The issue at stake has been investigated by the Senate and the duo found guiltless in the past.
The Senate is the highest law making body in the country and the principle of separation of power confer on them the privilege to internally investigate and even discipline any of their erring members. Also the principle of Separation of powers presupposes that the three arms of government viz, Executive, legislature and the Judiciary have a reasonable level of independence, though working in synergy. If the Senate has not found the duo guilty, is it the Judiciary or the Executive that should do so.
We therefore advise the AGF representing the judiciary and the Executive arm to allow and respect the principle of separation of powers. In particular our son Senator Ike Ekweremadu is occupying the highest political office in the South East and should not be unduly humiliated and embarrassed by these recurring antics.
We shall no longer take this lightly. We shall mobilize other like groups all over the country to resist the tyranny of democracy in our country” the statement read