By Ibrahim Umar
National Chairman of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun might have subtly endorsed the trial of troubled Senate President Bukola Saraki, a high-ranking member of the party. Also accused of forging the Senate’s Standing Rules last June 2015 to pave way for election of the current Senate leaders are Saraki’s deputy Ike Ekweremadu and some civil servants in the National Assembly Service. Odigie-Oyegun was reported to have told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, that the party will “not interfere in judicial matters of that nature”.
“Take the two copies (the new copy and the old copy) of the Senate rules and see if there is a difference. If there is a difference, at what formal meeting was it approved and adopted?
“You should start from this so that when you are commenting it would not be sensation, it would be based on fact and reality.
“You see, we have to change the way we do things in this country; we have to start telling people what is right and what is wrong and to choose what is right as against what is wrong.
“This is where I expect you to start. Don’t start making it party versus them issue. The point would be: was an offence committed? Establish that first and then you can move”, Oyegun stated.
“`We will just wait and see as we are also making investigations to be sure what the situation is.”