The Presidency has indicated that it will not interfere with the prosecution of persons indicted in the forgery of the Senate standing order.
Sources say that The Nigerian Police force concluded its investigation into the alleged forgery yesterday and concluded that the Senate standing order used in the inauguration of the Senate President as well as Deputy Senate president was forged.
The Police force recommended the prosecution of persons responsible for the act. Punch newspaper quotes The Special adviser to the President on Media as saying; “They do not need the President’s clearance to prosecute anybody found guilty of any investigation. President Muhammadu Buhari, as all Nigerians know, believes very strongly in the rule of law.
“The President will therefore not do anything that will stop the judicial process. He won’t stop it (the trial of suspects in the Senate forgery case).”
It is not immediately clear which members of the National Assembly will be prosecuted but there are calls from a faction of the National Assembly asking the Senate President as well as his Deputy to step down.