The Senate has summoned the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to appear before its Committee within 48 hours over the Federal Government’s forgery suit relating to the Senate Standing Rules.
The suit is against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
Senators while debating the issue during Tuesday’s plenary said if the rules happens to be fake, then all correspondence of President Muhammadu Buhari to National Assembly is fake.
The lawmakers said the rules was used to confirm Ministers and pass the 2016 National budget.
Senator Dino Melaye who moved the motion for Malami to be summoned, said:
“We must make it clear here to the individuals in the Executive arm and party leadership behind these plots not to mistake the maturity and hand of co-operation being extended to the Presidency by the legislature as a sign of weakness.
“The National Assembly bent backwards to accommodate various infractions and inefficiencies in pursuit of inter-arms co-operation and national interest.
“We did not follow up the various infractions because we believe there are bigger issues which the government has to attend to in order to ensure that every Nigerian has food on his table and live comfortably in a secure environment.
“We know that the country is actually in a state of economic emergency and all hands must be on deck.”