By Nuel Suji
The Group of senators loyal to President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, have said the invitation by the anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, is curious.
The Group known as the “Like Minds” who described the invitation as “unknown investigation” said it hoped the move is devoid of political motivation.
The Group, in a statement signed on its behalf by Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi) stated that they hoped that the invitation of Mrs Saraki was not politically motivated or linked with the on-going leadership tussle in the Senate, adding that the decision of the EFCC to invite Mrs. Saraki created a lot of coincidences which any discerning mind will not want to ignore.
“Though, we do not want to make any hasty conclusion, we are surprised that about five years after the Sarakis left Government House, Ilorin, the EFCC suddenly realized the need to invite the wife. We hope this is not part of the plot we have heard about aimed at wrestling the Senate President down with different tactics.
“We have heard some of our colleagues and their sponsors boasting about throwing all types of mud at the leadership of the Senate in the bid to force it to accept their conditions. The EFCC definitely should perform its lawful duties but we warn that it should not return us to the dark days when the anti-graft agency was frequently and flagrantly used as a political weapon”, Melaye stated.
He added that members of the Like Minds group will continue to watch closely developments around the Mrs Saraki invitation and will later make its position known to members of the public.