The Senate Unity Forum under Ahmad Lawan’s camp has finally accepted to sheathe its swords. It said it would abide by President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on the Senate leadership crisis.
The forum, however, said that it will pursue the court cases to their logical conclusion unless Senate President Bukola Saraki and his group show remorse
This follows peace moves by Bukola Saraki and his group.
Saraki loyalists including the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, Adamu Aliero and Danjuma Goje met with Buhari few days ago to plead with him.
Saraki also reached out to the APC leader, Bola Tinubu on Sunday as part of the peace moves.
But some of the SUF members on Sunday, said there was no way peace would be achieved if Saraki failed to respect party supremacy by announcing Ahmad Lawan, George Akume, Sola Adeyeye and Abu Ibrahim as principal officers.
The spokesperson for the SUF, Kabir Marafa said, “Our position has not changed. Those who were appointed as principal officers must vacate their seats first because their appointments contradicted the Senate rule and the position of the party which is supreme.
“The court should determine whether or not the management of the National Assembly was right to have used the Senate Standing Order 2015 which was not amended through due process,” he said.
Marafa affirmed that his colleagues would abide by the directive of Buhari and other leaders of the party in case the Saraki camp showed remorse and pledged to respect the party.
“We are not pursuing any personal agenda. We are doing all these in the interest of democracy and the overall interest of all Nigerians who made lot of sacrifices to chase away a government which represented everything that is against their interest.
“From the look of things, it appears that some people somewhere are trying to destroy our party and we have to be careful with the way we are handling issues. So, if the Saraki group have realised their mistakes and are ready to make amend, we will respect the decision of our leaders.
“If our leaders say, go and withdraw all the cases in court in the interest of peace, we are ready to comply afterall what we are also after is peace. There is nothing personal in all what we are doing.”
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