Saraki denies threatening to shut down government

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday denied a statement credited to him as threatening to shut down the government.

Saraki was quoted as having spoken through the spokesman of the Senate, Dr. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, as having kicked against the refusal of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, to appear before the Senate.

He was said to have vowed to bring down the government for lack of respect for the Senate and separation of powers.

But a few hours after the report went viral, Abdullahi denied it.

He described the story as mischievous, fabricated and outright falsehood.

He said: “My attention has been drawn to a fabricated report on some online media in which I was said to have spoken on behalf of Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and threatened that Senate would go “to court and stop the entire government from working.

“There was no time I made the statement attributed to me by these mischievous element. The story is outright falsehood and should therefore be disregarded by all members of the public.”

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