Deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu and clerk of the National Assembly Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa are being quizzed by police investigators over their roles in the emergence of the principal officers of the NASS on June 9, 2015.

The two men allegedly amended the rules regarding the election of the principal officers of the NASS and gave the impression that the action was undertaken by the 7th Senate.

Angry senators said the Senate Standing Rules in relation to the election of principal officers were amended for purely selfish reasons.

A senator, who is preparing to confront both men in the days ahead because of the controversial NASS principal officers’ election, challenged both men to explain to Nigerians why the rules of the NASS were altered.

Ekweremadu’s party PDP said he was being persecuted. He said he won’t be intimidated.

The deputy Senate president may eventually be forced to vacate his position, which has been considered anomalous because he belongs to a minority party.

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