PDP Senators Fault Saraki Over Probe Of EFCC Boss, Lamorde

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Former governor of Akwa Ibom State and senate minority leader
Former governor of Akwa Ibom State and senate minority leader

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators in the senate have kicked against the decision of the Bukola Saraki led senate to probe the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, faulting the timing of the probe.

The PDP senators frowned at the invitation of the senate committee on Public Petitions where it summoned Larmode to appear at its investigative hearing scheduled for August 26, 2015.

“The PDP leadership in the senate is not against any committee of the senate performing its oversight duties and or functions but we feel that this is not the appropriate time to embark on this most important assignment particularly since this same action was mooted and had failed at previous plenary session”, the group said in a statement Monday.

Although, the PDP caucus did not state why it considered time inappropriate, it may not be unconnected with the fact that Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President is currently being investigated by the EFCC.

In the press statement jointly signed by Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, Phillip Aduda, minority whip and Emmanuel Bwacha, deputy minority leader, the PDP caucus urged the senate committee “to suspend its public hearing on this matter until further notice.

“The PDP senate leadership reassures the Nigerians public of its support for the war against corruption by the federal government of Nigeria but hasten to add that such fight against corruption should be total and not selective. Nigerians need peace at this period of economic challenges precipitated by the falling oil prices and actions that will overheat the polity and generate unnecessary friction between the executive and the legislature should be avoided”. the statement added.

 

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