OYEGUN EXPLAINS APC’S INVOLVEMENT IN SARAKI & EKWEREMADU’S TRAVAILS

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The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has denied insinuations that the party has a hand in the pending arraignment of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu over the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rules.
Oyegun, who also disclosed that the party will launch an investigation into the allegation, stated this while speaking to reporters on Monday in Abuja.
According to him, the investigation would ascertain the truth in the allegation.
It would be recalled that President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Mr Ike Ekweremadu and some officers of the upper chamber were accused of forging the Senate’s Standing Rules in 2015.
“At this stage I don’t think there is anything to say. In fact everything is still a guess work.
“Nobody has said yes or they have been arrested or asked to make statement or whatever. As a party we do not think it is the business of the party to interfere in judicial matters of that nature.
“We will just wait and see as we are also making investigations to be sure what the situation is,’’ Odigie-Oyegun said.
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Asked if the party has a hand in the case scheduled  for Tuesday so as to effect a leadership change in the Senate, Oyegun said: “No, no, no; this is the kind of problem that the press always cause.
“You are now taking the sensational aspect. You are forgetting the nitty-gritty. Did what they say really happen? That is what you should look at.
“Take the two copies (the new copy and the old copy) of the Senate rules and see if there is a difference. If there is a difference, at what formal meeting was it approved and adopted?
“You should start from this so that when you are commenting it would not be sensation, it would be based on fact and reality.
“You see, we have to change the way we do things in this country; we have to start telling people what is right and what is wrong and to choose what is right as against what is wrong.
“This is where I expect you to start. Don’t start making it party versus ex-issue. The point would be: was an offence committed? Establish that first and then you can move on,’’ he said.