Friday, October 7

President Buhari Wise to End Saraki’s Criminal Trial - Atiku

President Buhari wise to end Saraki’s criminal trial - Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says the federal government took a wise decision by withdrawing the criminal charges of forgery it filed against Senate President Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, his deputy.

He commended the government, “particularly President Muhammadu Buhari for the withdrawal the criminal charges, thus paving the way for the resolution of the impasse between both arms of government”.

The former vice-president described it as “a wise and timely move”.

In a statement released by his media office in Abuja on Friday, Atiku said that the move by the federal government was an indication that it valued the much-needed cordial relationship between the executive and legislature and would take steps to ensure that it remained harmonious in the interest of the nation, and the advancement of our democracy.

The Turakin Adamawa said that it was only in the situation of harmonious, cordial and cooperative relationship between the three arms of government that real progress and development could take place in the polity.

“All hands needs to be mobilised to tackle the current economic difficulties in the country, and get the nation out of economic recession,” he said.

“Both the executive and legislature need to come together to find solutions to the current economic recession by eliminating all issues that promote strife and mistrust.

“Political crisis does little or no good in a democracy. All individuals and political forces in the country that still have issues should come together and resolve their differences for the good of the nation and the APC.”

Describing Buhari as a statesman and a man of peace, he said that the decision by the executive to end the disturbing allegations against the senate leadership opens a new page in the relationship between the executive and legislature, and was forthcoming because the president has never been comfortable with actions or issues that unnecessarily heats up the polity.

He urged the national assembly to reciprocate the spirit behind the resolution of the impasse by stepping up is collaborative efforts with the executive arm of government in the arduous task of fixing the nation’s broken economy and infrastructure.

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