The Federal Government has lined up 15 witnesses as it is set to open its case against Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. Both men have been charged to court alongside the Clerk and Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly,
Salissu Maikasuwa and Benedict Efeturi for allegedly forging the Senate Standing Rules 2015. In the court summons pasted on the Notice Board of the National Assembly on Tuesday, about 15 witnesses were listed by the Federal Government to testify against the defendants. Among the witnesses are Senator Solomon Ewuga, Senator Ita Enang, Senator Ajayi Borrofice, Senator Kabiru Marafa, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Senator Abu Ibrahim, Senator Ahmad Lawan and David Igbodo, an Assistant Superintendent of Police.
The Senate has condemned the Federal Government for the charges and has said it is simply a ploy by the government to attempt to change the Senate leadership.