Senator Joseph Kennedy Waku has stated that the suit against Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu was a witch-hunt planned to tarnish their image.
Speaking with journalists on his 70th birthday in Makurdi, the Benue State capital yesterday, Waku described the withdrawal of the lawsuit against the two lawmakers by the Federal Government as an appropriate decision.
According to him: “There is no justification whatsoever for dragging the Senate president and his deputy to court for criminal case, as they were not the author of the said document.”
“Until they went into that chambers, they were senators-elect, so they couldn’t have forged documents to elect them. In the first place, going to court was witch-hunting. There was no legal backing to take them to court because they were not in the position to doctor or forge the documents,” Waku stated.
He commended the Federal Government for dropping the case against the Senate leadership.
Waku condemned the proposed sale of the nation’s assets, saying, “if this is done, we will wake up one day and find out that we have sold the presidential villa or the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).”
“You cannot sell off the sovereignty of the country. How much are the national assets valued? Can their sales solve the present problem? I can bring a reasonable sum of money to this country. There is no country in the world that can run without foreign loans to be repaid with agreed terms.
“Some Nigerians who have tried bringing foreign partners have been blocked. There is a lot of opportunity to get out of this recession within the shortest possible period. But, it all depends on the Federal Government’s willingness to accept,” he stated.
Waku who turned 70 yesterday cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to take Nigerians for granted over their campaign promises, saying failure to meet expectations of the masses may lead to rejection of the party in 2019.