A Group, Friends in The Gap, on Sunday in Abuja, called for a thorough probe into the allegation of forgery of the Senate Standing Order 2015, which purportedly facilitated the emergence of Bukola Saraki as Senate President and Ike Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President on June 9.
Mr George Oji, Executive Director of the Group, made the call in a statement obtained by the Street Journal on Sunday.
The statement said: “We note the explanations by Senator Ike Ekweremadu, that every new senate must operate with a new rule in compliance with Section 64 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution, as amended, to justify the emergence of the new rule book.
“Consequently, we appeal to the Senate to conduct thorough investigations to ascertain the circumstances that led to the surreptitious emergence of the new rule book.
“We urge that there should not be any sacred cow in the investigation process. The investigation should also be concluded quickly and on time too.”
It, therefore, urged the Inspector-General of Police to properly investigate the allegation in order to bring culprits to book, no matter whose ox is gored.
“We demand that anyone found culpable, should be prosecuted in a court of competent jurisdiction in the country, as there is no immunity against prosecution provided for any lawmaker in the nation’s constitution,” it said.