Ekweremadu: Buhari is persecuting me only because I emerged deputy Senate president

Ekweremadu: Buhari is persecuting me only because I emerged deputy Senate president
Deputy Senate president of the 8th National Assembly Ike Ekweremadu while receiving members of the Enugu State Economic Advisory Committee at his residence in Enugu on Sunday 31 July 2016 spoke on the reasons behind his alleged forgery case against the Muhammadu Buhari-led executive arm of the Federal Government.

His words:

“Let me start by saying that I reinstate my inno­cence; that I committed no offence or forged any documents; and non of the accused persons, to the best of my knowledge, commit­ted any offence, let alone forging any document.

“Let me also say that no sena­tor accused me, president of the Senate or the other people of committing any offence. No senator or bu­reaucrat accused us of forg­ing any document.

“Again, as a lawyer, I know what is called proof of evidence, that is the statement of witnesses who are going to confront you with the offence for which you are being charged. I was served, and I have read this document (court process) from the first page to the last page; no wit­ness said any of us com­mitted any offence.

“Our only offence is that Senator Bukola Saraki and myself emerged as president of the Senate and deputy presi­dent of the Senate.

“Some people found it unaccept­able and that is why we are being charged, not that we committed any offence.”