Senate Crisis: Monarch, Ex-lawmaker Ask Buhari to Tread Cautiously

By Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu

Ahead of the planned arraignment of the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, over alleged forgery of Senate Standing Rules, a traditional ruler in Enugu State, His Royal Highness, Igwe Dr. Hafford Agana, and a former lawmaker, Hon. Jonny Obidinma, have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to tread cautiously.

While Igwe Agana accused the president of chasing shadows, Obidinma, a former Majority Leaders of Enugu House of Assembly, said the arraignment would cause “unimaginable confusion”.

Obidinma asked the federal government to drop the forgery allegation against the lawmakers, insisting that going ahead with the process would cause crisis in not only the senate but the country at large.

Obidinma, who spoke with newsmen, described the forgery suit as a witch-hunt and mischief with the intention of not only embarrassing the National Assembly leaders but to also silence the opposition, and cripple the institution of the Senate.