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Corruption: Senators Query EFCC Invitation of Saraki’s Wife

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – Senators belonging to the Like Minds Group has said they found the decision of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to invite the wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, in connection with an unknown investigation very curious.

The senators in a statement signed on their behalf by Senator Dino Melaye ( APC ) Kogi West, stated that they hoped that the invitation of Mrs Saraki was not politically motivated or linked with the on-going leadership tussle in the Senate.

While noting that the decision of the EFCC to invite Mrs. Saraki created a lot of coincidences which any discerning mind will not want to ignore.

They said: “Though, we do not want to make any hasty conclusion, we are surprised that about five years after the Sarakis left Government House, Ilorin, the EFCC suddenly realized the need to invite the wife. We hope this is not part of the plot we have heard about aimed at wrestling the Senate President down with different tactics.

“We have heard some of our colleagues and their sponsors boasting about throwing all types of mud at the leadership of the Senate in the bid to force it to accept their conditions.

“The EFCC definitely should perform its lawful duties but we warn that it should not return us to the dark days when the anti-graft agency was frequently and flagrantly used as a political weapon”, Melaye stated.

They added that members of the Like Minds group will continue to watch closely developments around the Mrs Saraki invitation and will later make its position known to members of the public.

The Like Minds Group senators are the supporters of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki within the fold of the 59 Senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Senate.





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