Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has
reacted to the letter written by Secretary to the Government of the
Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, to the Senate Committee on the
Humanitarian Crisis in North-East.
Saraki, who spoke through the Senate
Spokesman, Sabi Abdullahi, stated that Lawal’s letter stating that he
would not appear before the Senate Committee, because he had gone to
court to challenge his invitation, implied that the Legislature can
equally go to court to stop the entire government headed by President
Muhamamdu Buhari, from working.
Recall, that the refusal of the SGF to
appear before the Senate, came barely a few hours when the Customs
Comptroller-General, Hammed Ali, had also declined to appear before the
Senate, claiming that it would be subjudice for him to return to the
Senate in uniform, since a Legal Practitioner had asked the Federal High
Court, Abuja, to restrain the National Assembly from compelling him to
wear uniform in the performance of his duties.
According to the Senate Spokesman,
Nigeria’s democracy was heading towards total destruction, because of
the refusal of the cabals in Aso Rock to honour Legislative summons.
Saraki said: “We are performing our
constitutional mandate, and if anybody is going to court to stop us,
then what it means is that we should all go to court and stop the entire
government from working.
“That is exactly what we are saying;
that if this (refusal to honour Legislative summons) continues to
happen, then goodbye to democracy. It means I can even go to court to
stop you from doing your work.
“We will see how that will continue to
play out, and I think this is the end of democracy in Nigeria, if that
continues to play out.”