Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has accused the presidency of declaring war on the country’s legislature.
Ekweremadu said in a statement which he personally signed, that the country’s democracy, which clearly stipulated the separation of powers, was being threatened by the executive arm of government.
He claimed innocence of the crime for which he was being prosecuted, describing it as “grotesque display of vindictiveness.”
“Time, occasions, and provocations like this will teach their own lessons. I hope that one chief lesson will be that democracy differs markedly from military rule and that public officer should never subvert the foundations of democracy by prioritizing the rule of man over the rule of law.”