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Forgery of Rules: Senate Summons AGF Malami

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The Senate on Tuesday talked tough over the alleged forgery of rules of the upper legislative chamber preferred over its president Bukola Saraki and deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.

It directed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to appear before its Committee within 48 hours over the Federal Government’s forgery suit relating to the Senate Standing Rules.

The suit is, in the main, against Saraki and Ekweremadu.

Senators during their debate on Tuesday said if the rules happens to be fake, then all correspondence of President Muhammadu Buhari to National Assembly is fake.

The lawmakers said the rules was used to confirm Ministers and pass the 2016 National budget.

Moving the motion to summon Malami, Senator Dino Melaye said: “We must make it clear here to the individuals in the Executive arm and party leadership behind these plots not to mistake the maturity and hand of co-operation being extended to the Presidency by the legislature as a sign of weakness.

“The National Assembly bent backwards to accommodate various infractions and inefficiencies in pursuit of inter-arms co-operation and national interest.

“We did not follow up the various infractions because we believe there are bigger issues which the government has to attend to in order to ensure that every Nigerian has food on his table and live comfortably in a secure environment.

“We know that the country is actually in a state of economic emergency and all hands must be on deck.”

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