Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu have commended the Federal Government for withdrawing the forgery case against them.
In a statement by Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser to the senate president on media and publicity, both principal officers said the withdrawal confirmed their claims that the case lacked merit.
Saraki in the statement also urged the FG to dismiss all other “politically-motivated” cases against him, stating that it is a distraction for both the legislature and executive.
“We believe much time has been wasted in pursuing this needless case and we hope that the same treatment will be extended to other politically-motivated cases. It is also hoped that from now on, the various arms of government will be allowed to devote all the available time and resources to working on the problems confronting the country and finding solutions that will lead to higher standards of living for the majority of the people of Nigeria.
“At this point, what the country needs is a strong economy where a very large percentage of those who are willing to work can be productively engaged; where there is solid infrastructure, where the atmosphere brings the best out of the people and where all are able to realize their full potential. We pledge to work for Nigeria to achieve all these.”