The Federal Government has advised the leadership of the senateinvolved in the ongoing forgery scandal to face the prosecution andprove their innocence before court of law than blackmailing the executive for cover up.
Secretary to the Federal Government,SGF,Mr.David Lawal Babachir gave the suggestion in an interview with Journalists in Yola Weekend stressing that the Senate President and Deputy Senate President
should do the needy thing by making a date with the court to prove their innocence instead of blaming he executive..
“Allegation is not prove of crime; prove your case. Have your day in the court instead of this subtle intimidation of the court.
“You don’t fight your case on the pages of newspapers”, Lawal said.
The SGF also refuted claimed by the senate leadership that the court case amounted to trying the legislative by observing that the case was generated by a complaint lodged by some senators against the
leadership of the senate in which only involving Saraki and Ekweremadu who he said were just two members out of the 109 senators in the upper chamber.
He said that when former House of Representatives Speaker, Salisu Buhari, was accused of forgery he did not blame the executive but did the needy by standing trial.
Refuting claims by the senate Leadership that Government is behind their ordeal,Babachir insisted that,no member of the executive arm was
involved in the matter, adding that the Attorney General of the Federation would have violated his oath of office if he failed to act base on police recommendation by taking the matter to court.
Commenting on the Niger Delta militancy ,SGF said the Federal Government is committed to dialoquing with them despite deployment of
troops saying that the only hitch was identifying real Avengers group due claims by different group in the region.
Babachir lamented that the bombings of pipeline facilities is seriously affecting the nation’s production and exporting capacity but said the Niger Delta is at the receiving end due the spillage of crude
oil which destructive to their farming land and to fishing farming also.
He therefore called on the traditional leaders of the region to as a matter national interest caution their children form taking arms against Government of the day which will more harm than good