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 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