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The All Progressives Congress, APC caucus in the Upper Legislative Chamber has dissociated themselves from the suit filed at the Supreme Court by the leadership of the Senate.
The Nigerian Senate is led by minority opposition party PDP in the floor of the house.
The suit filed today is seeking the interpretation of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, asking the apex court to reinstate the Onneghen forthwith.
The position of the APC Senators was made known by Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, saying APC caucus in the Senate were not aware of the said suit and would not be part of it, saying that the senate never met to take such a resolution and at no time mandated anyone to approach the Supreme Court.
“It has come to the notice of the Senate APC caucus that the Senate has approached the Supreme Court for the interpretation of the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen by the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.
“For the records, the Senate never met to take such resolution and at no time mandated anyone to approach the Supreme Court on this matter on its behalf.
“Consequently, the Senate APC caucus dissociates itself from the said request for the legal interpretation of the suspension.”
The suit filed by the some members of the Senate may as well constitute another illegality as per whether the Senate can take any action without the tow third majority if the house.
We told you in our earlier post that the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) directed its members to shun court for two days in protest against Onnoghen’s suspension.
The drama continues..