The Senate on Tuesday commended its members on the aegis of ‘The Unity Forum’ for withdrawing the suit they filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking
the removal of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Senate Adhoc Committee on Media and Public Matters Chairman, Senator Dino Melaye.
The Senators had asked the court to remove the principal Senate Officials on allegation that they forged the Senate Standing Orders 2015 to facilitate their smooth elections into offices they presently occupy.
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 Unity Forum who instituted the suit are Senators Abu Ibrahim, Kabiru Marafa, Ajayi Borofice, Olugbenga Ashafa and Suleiman Hunkuyi.
Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Dino Melaye, in a statement in Abuja, 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.
Melaye 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. He added that the development has put to shame divisive elements who wanted to ridicule the 8th Senate.
Melaye said: “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.
“I salute the sagacity of the Unity Forum for withdrawing the matter from the court. This is as a result of series of underground reconciliatory moves. I salute the sense of purpose of both groups. By this very positive development, the divisive elements who wanted to bring the 8th Senate to ridicule have been completely shamed.”
He stated that the 8th Senate will henceforth remain focused on issues that borders only on the security and welfare of the people.
“Our primary objectives shall continue to remain about the people, the people and the people. The Senate President has promised to carry all parties along and he shall at all times place national interest above primordial sentiments”, Melaye said.