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September 1, 2015

Alleged Forgery of Senate Rule: Unity Forum withdraw case

Alleged Forgery of  Senate Rule: Unity Forum withdraw case

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy President of the Senate

By Henry Umoru & Joseph Erunke

ABUJA- CRISIS rocking the Senate over alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders 2015 as amended as finally been nipped in the bud as Senators under the aegis, Unity Forum have withdrawn the case from the court

The Unity Forum had filed the suit before the Federal High Court, Abuja, in which they sought to remove the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, from office over allegation of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders 2015 used for the inauguration of the 8th Senate.

In a swift reaction, the Senate Tuesday hailed its members of the Unity Forum for withdrawing the suit.

Justice Ademola Adeniyi, of the Federal High Court, Abuja had on Monday struck out the case and terminated further hearing on the matter after the plaintiffs who are members of the Senate Unity Forum withdrew their suit.

The five members of the Unity Forum who instituted the suit are Senators Abu Ibrahim, Kabiru Marafa, Ajayi Borofice, Olugbenga Ashafa and Suleiman Hunkuyi.