A Kano-based lawyer, Ali Jamilu, has sued the Attorney-General of the Federation, All Progressive Congress (APC) and its national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, over the alleged threat to remove Bukola Saraki as President of the Senate.
An originating summons filed at Federal High Court, Abuja, obtained by Premium Times indicated that Mr. Jamilu sought the court’s interpretation of section 50 (1) (a) and 50 (2) (c) of 1999 Constitution whether the seats of the president or a deputy president of the Senate belong to the senators or a political party.
Mr Jamilu told Premium Times that “I seek court interpretation as a result of statement credited to Adams Oshiomhole in Daily Trust newspaper of Wednesday 15th August, 2018 in page 5 where he was quoted to have said that ‘court cannot save Saraki.”
He faulted Mr Oshiomhole for saying that the “court cannot save Saraki” as nobody has gone to court to seek interpretation or protection for Saraki.
“What has court got to do with this issue? Has anyone run to the court to seek interpretation or protection for the senate president? Nobody has done that. I am not going to court to protect the interest of the senate president. Ours is to protect the interest and integrity of the Constitution and our courts.
“My concern is, has the senate president been elected to represent the interest of APC alone or his constituency? Is he a leader of all senators or APC senators?”
Mr Jamilu said his move was not to protect Mr Saraki but the integrity of the Constitution of Nigeria.