OrderPaperToday – The withdrawal of alleged forgery charges against the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki by the Federal Government has continued to generate reactions as Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Ali Ahmad has commended the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
Ahmad, in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Shuaib Abdulkadir in Ilorin also hailed the Federal Prosecutor, Aliyu Umar (SAN) for showing courage in taking the action.
The Speaker lamented that the charges were a distraction which was uncalled for, especially against the backdrop of the nation’s precarious economy which required all hands to be on deck.
Ahmad said: “Any criminal case is distracting and that is the last thing our leaders need at this critical period when everyone must come together to pull the country out of recession.
“Similar cases that were hastily filed also deserve urgent reconsideration by the Attorney-General. The Senate President should be allowed to continue with his good work for his fatherland.
“In spite of the distraction, the Senate President has never for once failed in his duty to serve the nation well. He continuously worked on how to ensure that teeming masses are catered for and importantly how government can improve their well-being.”