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“It was an open robbery”: APC declares Saraki and Dogara’s election illegal, asks Police to investigate
Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and Speaker, Hon. Yakunu Dogara: Upset the APC bookmakers

“It was an open robbery”: APC declares Saraki and Dogara’s election illegal, asks Police to investigate

The All Progressives Congress is definitely not ready to let the election of Senator Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara go easily as it has declared the duo’s emergence as illegal.

Consequently, the party has asked the Police to prosecute senators found to be culpable in the forgery of Standing Rules of the Senate.

The Publicity Secretary, APC, Lagos State chapter, Joe Igbokwe, stated this in an email to Punch newspapers.

He said, “What happened on June 9, 2015, was an illegality that is not known in law. Out of 108 senators, only (the Senate President) Bukola Saraki and (his deputy) Ike Ekweremadu, the clerk and one or two others knew how they changed the 2011 Senate Rule to make it possible for 57 senators to go into the purported election without 51 members.

“Again, it is the clerk of the Senate that will tell the world why he had to read the proclamation letter from the President (Muhammadu Buhari) when 51 senators were absent. Was there a role call to make sure that everybody was present before taking the crucial decision? Nobody is trying to witch hunt anybody.”

Also, Igbokwe explained that the election of Saraki and Ekweremadu as leaders of the Senate was “an illegality, open robbery and a nullity”, adding that “the truth is that the so-called election never took place. Nothing happened.”

“I want the Police to do a thorough investigations and get all those who forged the so-called 2015 Senate Rule to steal the Senate leadership on June 9, 2015. What happened in the Senate is not only strange but an aberration and the law must be allowed to its full course. This is our irreducible minimum demand.”

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