The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has stated that he has forgiven those who fabricated the alleged forgery case against him.
Ekweremadu, who said the interest of the country was above his personal interest and feelings, called on those in positions of authority to adhere to their oaths of office and be just to all.
He said this in a statement he personally signed on Sunday.
He was reacting to the withdrawal of charges of criminal conspiracy and forgery preferred against him; the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki and two other former senior bureaucrats of the National Assembly.
Ekweremadu said, “I clearly recall stating on that day (he was arraigned), my great comfort in the immortal words of late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe that history will vindicate the just.
“Time has indeed vindicated the just and it is victory for democracy. My trust in God, the court, and the overwhelming solidarity of the good people of Nigeria is justified.
“As a Christian, I have forgiven all those behind this for, ultimately, God is the driver of the destinies of men. I believe that Nigeria has to move on, but on the right path of justice and rule of law. Going forward, we must learn to be just to all in accordance with our oath of office.”
The Deputy Senate President called on those in government to “put politics behind and join hands in governance, “especially now that our country is challenged on different fronts.”
“As leaders at this critical juncture of our history, we must work together in the best interest of our people,” Ekweremadu stressed.