By Henry Umoru & Joseph Erunke ABUJA- SENATE President Bukola Saraki Tuesday threatened that the upper chambers would have no options than to invoke a section of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami if he fails to honour the invitation of the senate to appear and explain why he dragged the Senate President, his Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and two others to court over alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Order. Speaking shortly after the Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator David Umaru, All Progressives Congress, APC, Niger East laid the report of his Committee on Imminent threat to Nigerian Democracy, Senate President Saraki said that since the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senate, Senator Ita Enang had already taken permission on behalf of the Minister, it has become imperative to allow him this week. Meanwhile, the Senate which resumed from two weeks break yesterday, went into a closed door executive session where they were said to have discussed how the Senate would be run effectively. Speaking further, Senator Saraki said, “We all heard the explanation of the chairman Judiciary. And what he is trying to get across to us here is to tell us the status of the situation because what we have been reading in the papers was of great concern where the number one judicial officer of the country will be the one that will be flouting the Constitution. Because 89 (c) is very clear.
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