'They Are Trying To Silence Me': Ekweremadu reports Buhari to world leaders, reveals dirty plans of FG


29 Jun 2016

'They Are Trying To Silence Me': Ekweremadu reports Buhari to world leaders, reveals dirty plans of FG

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Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Nigeria’s deputy senate president on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 wrote a two-page letter to the United Nations, European Union, United States’ Congress, European Union Parliament, Governments of United States, United Kingdom and other foreign missions, over his forgery trial.

The PDP senator said that the case was an attempt by the federal government to silence him as the leader and highest ranking member of the opposition in the country. Ekweremadu also said that the Buhari government was attempting to truncate Nigeria’s democracy.

Ekweremadu’s letter follows his arraignment at a federal high court in Abuja along with the senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki and two others on allegations of forging the Senate Standing Rules which governed the election of both men into positions of leadership in the 8th Nigerian senate.

Senator Bukola Saraki in a statement on Monday reiterated his innocence and that of Ekweremadu of the charges filed by the attorney-general of the federation. He also said that the action by the federal government was a violation of the principle of the separation of powers between the executive and the legislature as enshrined in the nation’s constitution.

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The document was entitled: “Re: Trumped up charges against the presiding officers of the 8th Senate: Nigerian Democracy is in Grave Danger.”

Ekweremadu attached copies of the court summons and other relevant documents relating to the matter to his letter.

The deputy senate president noted that he wanted the international community, to “after perusing the facts before them, decide whether or not the trial was justified, or one purely borne out of political vendetta.”

Ekweremadu insisted that neither his name nor that of the president of the senate, featured in the petition filed by the aggrieved members of the Senate Unity Forum (SUF) or during the investigation of the petition by the police.

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News Source: AfricanFreePress, 9jaTales

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