Five senators have indicated their intention to resolve the dispute that followed the election of Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, which resulted in allegations of forgery of the senate rules.
The senators: Abu Ibrahim, Kabir Garba Marafa, Robert Ajayi Boroffice, Bareehu Olugbenga Ashafa and Suleiman Hunkuyi had alleged before an Abuja Federal High Court that Saraki and Ekweremadu were involved in the amendment of the Senate Standing Rules without due process.
But at the resumed hearing yesterday, counsel to the lawmakers, Mike Osuman (SAN) informed Justice Gabriel Kolawole that they have resolved to settle their internal dispute out of court in order for the Senate to make steady progress.
The judge praised the new unity, love and the spirit of give and take in the Senate. He fixed May 8 for report of settlement.
The suit was initially before late Justice Evo Chukwu, who could not hear the substantive matter due to issues relating to service of hearing notices.
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