NASS Leadership Election: Police Question Clerk, Senators Over Petition

The police on Monday began investigation into a petition by a senator over the outcome of the June 9 National Assembly leadership election which produced Senators Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu as Senate President and Deputy Senate President, respectively.

It would be recalled that a Senator, whose name is withheld, had petitioned that, prior to the election, the standing rule was substituted without the authorisation of the Senate.

Mr Abayomi Shogunle, Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the meeting to newsmen on Monday, said the police questioned the Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa and some principal officers of the National Assembly on the petition.

Shogunle who said that the meeting followed a request by the police to the clerk to facilitate it, also confirmed that the petitioner had made a statement to the police over the allegation.

Asked whether the petition was specifically targeted at the Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy force spokesman said it was not but “against procedure’’.

The police spokesman, however, denied media reports that the deputy senate president was invited by the police.

It would also be recalled that Mr Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity, on Sunday in a statement alleged that the police had invited Ekweremadu to the Force Headquarters, ostensibly to arrest him in respect of his role on the issue.

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