Why President Buhari apologized to the Senate today

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Following comments made by his Special Assistant on Prosecution, Okoi Obono- Oblo, in which he opined that the Senate lacked the powers to summon Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami to explain why he dragged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and two others to court over alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Order, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday officially tendered an apology. 

Acordig to the Presidency, Obono was answerable to the Senate and insisted that his utterances should never have been made in the first place.

It would be recalled that the AGF, for the second time on Thursday, shunned the summon of Senate to explain why he dragged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and two others to court over alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Order. 
Buhari’s Special Assistant on Public Prosecution, Okoi Obono-Oblo and in the office of the AGF who appeared before the Senator David Umaru, APC Niger East led Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters had lampooned the Senate, saying that the red chambers lacked the powers to summon the Minister of Justice over a matter that was already in a competent court of law. President Buhari spoke through his Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.

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