Senator Babafemi Ojudu is one of the witnesses against Senate president, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu over forgery allegations.
Ojudu who is the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, in a statement issued on Tuesday, June 28, maintained that his role in the presidency is independent of his testimony in the forgery case.
“My statement and other witnesses’ statement were taken months before my appointment. As a member of the Unity Forum, I am one of those who worked for Senator Ahmed Lawan as the preferred candidate for the Senate Presidency in the June 9, 2015 election.
“There are three groups of senators, they are: the Unity Forum, Like Minds and the Non-Aligned.
“The Unity Forum comprises both serving and non-serving senators. I am an active member, being a senator in the 7th Senate from 2011 to 2015,” his statement read.
While stressing that the rules were never tampered with during his four-year stint with the Nigerian senate, Ojudu lamented that tampering with the rules by the current Senate “was seen as a misnomer by us and that was why we petitioned the police.
“The statement we did to the police on the matter predated my appointment and that of Senator Ita Enang. It will therefore be preposterous for anyone to classify me as representing the Presidency on the matter.” He said.