Senate Unity Forum, SUF, comprising of senators loyal to Senator Ahmed Lawan, who was the anointed candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC for the post of senate presidency, has been commended for withdrawing its suit over allegation of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders 2015 used for the inauguration of the 8th Senate.
Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Dino Melaye, in a statement issued yesterday on behalf of the senate, commended the SUF members for withdrawing the suit they filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja, in which they sought to remove the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, from office over the forgery allegation.
Justice Ademola Adeniyi of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had on Monday struck out the case and terminated further hearing on the matter, after the plaintiffs who are members of the Senate Unity Forum, withdrew their suit.
The five members of the SUF, who instituted the suit, are Senators Abu Ibrahim, Kabiru Marafa, Ajayi Borofice, Olugbenga Ashafa and Suleiman Hunkuyi.
Melaye, in the statement, commended members of both the Unity Forum loyal to Senator Ahmad Lawan and the Like Minds Senators loyal to Saraki for their maturity and sagacity.
He said that with the discontinuation of the suit the plaintiffs and their supporters have demonstrated that national interest is superior to individual and group interest.
The senate spokesperson added that the development has put to shame divisive elements who wanted to ridicule the 8th Senate.
“On behalf of the Senate, we want to commend the maturity of the Unity Group and Like Minds Group. We appreciate that by withdrawing the suit, national interest has overcome individual and group interest”, he stated.
Melaye further stated that the 8th Senate will henceforth remain focused on issues that border only on the security and welfare of the people.

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