President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate will not allow the Executive arm of government at any level to cow its members because of their insistence on the need to adhere to democratic tenets and rule of law.
He expressed disgust over what he called attempts by those who believed they were promoting government but are actually destroying government’s image.
Saraki’s position followed a complaint raised by Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi) on his alleged persecution by the Federal Government over his criticisms of the actions of the Kogi State government and the Federal Government.
The Senate President insisted that the upper legislative Chamber would continue to defend democracy even as he took a swipe at officials of the Federal Government involved in the alleged bid to intimidate lawmakers.
Saraki said: “Senator Dino Melaye, your points are well noted and I do not see how the issue of arraignment can be a way forward in a matter like this. But be that as it may, I want us all to continue to defend democracy and fight for what is right and I can assure you that this institution will continue to stand for what is right.
The sign is becoming clearer as we already know Saraki and Dino Melayer among other Senators are waiting for the right time to return to PDP.