The All Progressives Congress has denied involvement in the Inspector General of Police’s invitation of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, to defend forgery allegations.
The Peoples Democratic Party had accused the ruling party of orchestrating the summon of Ekweremadu by the police, due to his emergence as Deputy Senate President.
In a statement released on Sunday by the APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party denied writing a petition to the police and also stated that it had no inkling that any petition was written against the Deputy Senate President.
“if, as the PDP claims, the 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.
“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.”
“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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