The All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to come to terms with the emergence of Bukola Saraki (APC) and Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleging an alteration of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
The Party’s Publicity Secretary, Lagos State Chapter, Joe Igbokwe made this known in an email sent to Punch newspapers, urging the police to wade ion and investigate the claims.
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.”
Igbokwe while describing the ekection of both men as “an illegality, open robbery and a nullity”, said that “the truth is that the so-called election never took place. Nothing happened.”
He continued: “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.”