Atiku, Frank commend withdrawal of case against Saraki, others
Former Vice President and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has commended the federal government over the withdrawal of criminal charges against the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, thereby paving the way for the resolution of the impasse between both arms of government, describing it as “a wise and timely move.”
Similarly, another chieftain of the party, Mr. Timi Frank, described the decision as a commendable step and in country’s interest.
In a statement, Atiku said the decision is an indication that the government values the much-needed cordial relationship between the executive and legislature and would take steps to ensure that it remains harmonious in the interest of the country and the advancement of our democracy.
The Turaki Adamawa stated that it is only in a situation of harmonious, cordial and corporative relationship between the three arms of government that real progress and development can take place in the polity.
He noted that all hands needs to be mobilised to tackle the current economic difficulties in the country and get the nation out of economic recession, stressing the need for both arms to come together to find solutions to the current economic problems by eliminating all issues that promote strife and mistrust.
He urged the National Assembly to reciprocate the spirit behind the resolution of the impasse by stepping up its collaborative efforts with the executive arm in the task of fixing the nation’s economy and infrastructure.
Frank, who is the acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, also enjoined the authorities to withdraw the suit revolving around the non-declaration of asset filed against Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
He said: “It is important to note that the Saraki-led Senate leadership has shown commitment and cooperation with the executive arm.
“It is important to go back to the drawing board as a party, harmonise all the interest and use this opportunity to settle all the differences and come out again as a strong and united governing party in the interest of Nigerians and the nation.”