The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Comrade Shehu Sani, on Sunday said the case of alleged forgery of the 2015 Senate rules by some senators shouldn’t have been made a police case.
The senator made his position known on the matter when he paid a courtesy call on the first civilian governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, at his Malali residence.
“The forgery problem is not the issue of police but the issue of the senate”, he said. “I got elected on the 8th senate. I was provided with document that I used; whether that document was forged, I cannot affirm”.
The human rights activist decried a situation where APC Senators, even after winning the last election, are still divided among themselves because of the lingering crisis in the National Assembly.
“We should bury our differences and work together”, he pleaded. “Though some senators still have their differences, but I am not one of them; and not one of those who went and elected the new leadership of the Senate”.
Mr. Sani added that “the crisis rocking NASS is not in the best interest of the parliament, government and whole country.
“I belong to those who believe that, we should bury our differences so that the country can move forward and continue with our legislative duties and commit ourselves to those who elected us as senators”.
The senator described Balarabe Musa as a man who did not make so much noise about corruption, but led an exemplary life with the meagre resources under his control during his tenure as governor.
“For sure, you (Balarabe Musa) cannot be disputed as the best governor Kaduna State has ever had”, he said.
In his response, the elder statesman said he and Mr. Sani had been involved in struggles for the socialist reconstruction of Nigeria to ensure peace, economic prosperity, equality, justice and the dignity of the human person and the development of the entire country.
“This is the struggle and it was initiated by our predecessors. And we are very pleased that the result of our struggle has produced people like Senator Shehu Sani”, he said.
“I have been associating with him for almost 35 years now, right from when he left Kaduna Polytechnic. Although now we happen to be in different political parties for different reasons”, Mr. Musa noted.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.
He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.
The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari
He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.
Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.
He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.
The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.
He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.
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