Published On: Sun, Jul 5th, 2015

APC Denies Allegations Of Complicity In Ekweremadu’s Police Summon

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Sen. Ike Ekweremadu

By Nuel Suji, Abuja.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed accusations by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it was behind the police invitation of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, just as it said the Senator is not above the law after all.

APC said it has nothing to do with the reported police’s invitation of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, by the Police over an alleged role in the doctoring of senate rules.

‎In a statement in Abuja on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Lai Mohammed, the party said it neither wrote a petition to the police nor is it aware that any petition was written against the Deputy Senate President.

“However, if, as the PDP claims, there is a petition concerns alleged altering of the Senate’s Standing Rules on the process of electing Presiding Officers, that is a clear case of forgery which the police have a duty to investigate. Questioning the right of the police to carry out their duties in this regard amounts to intimidating the security agency,” APC stated.

Adding that, “Forgery is a crime that is being regularly investigated by the police, and it beggars belief that such investigation will now be interpreted to mean that Nigeria is descending into dictatorship or that democracy and the enjoyment of personal freedoms are now endangered. These claims by the scaremongering PDP are far fetched and preposterous.

APC said Ekweremadu is not above the law and should therefore honour police invitation if only to clear his name.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly said that at every point, the law must be supreme and everyone must respect the law, if the nation’s democratic system is to survive. Extrapolating a police invitation of anyone, no matter his status, to mean the onset of dictatorship is itself an invitation to lawlessness and anarchy, which permeated the long but ineffective rule of the PDP.”

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