Senator Shehu Sani (APC- Kaduna Central) on Sunday said that the police had no business interfering in the issue of alleged forgery of the National Assembly’s Standing Rules prior to the election of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on June 9.
The Senator, a lawyer and human rights activist, stated this in Kaduna during a courtesy visit on Alhaji Balarabe Musa, former Governor of old Kaduna State.
According to him, the forgery problem is not the issue of the police but the issue of the senate to resolve by itself.
Sani stressed that as far as he was concerned, that issue should not have gone to the police, because the police had no role to play in addressing the problem of the National Assembly.
He said: “I got elected to the 8th Senate, I was provided with a document that I use, whether that document was forged, I cannot affirm it if it is forged.
“But the forgery problem is not the issue of the police but the issue of the senate.
“We should bury our differences to work together, though some senators still have those differences, but I am not one of them, and not one of those who went and elected the new leadership of the senate.
“I belong to those who believe to bury our differences so that the country can move forward and continue with our legislative duties, I have a commitment to those who elected me as a senator.”
Sani, however, expressed the hope that the crisis rocking the Nation Assembly will be resolved, noting that there are people who are committed to addressing the crisis.
He said it was very painful that after winning the election, the APC senators were still divided among themselves, adding that the crisis was not in the best interest of the parliament, government and the whole country.
The Senator also expressed his disapproval of any move to remove fuel subsidy in Nigeria, saying it was unacceptable because it would cause untold hardship to the poor.
Ex-Governor Musa, in his response, thanked Sani for the visit and pledged to support issues that would enhance national development.