Senate President Bukola Saraki in a recent statement assured Nigerians that the era of impunity would soon end in the country.
Saraki who is one of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirants stated this on Sunday in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State, during the thanksgiving service of Senator Barnabas Gemade’s 70th birthday held at NKST, low level, Makurdi.
According to Saraki, the Senate under his leadership and the entire National Assembly would continue to stand against impunity.
The senate president had in his reasons for dumping the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the PDP, accused the APC of impunity. His recent statement is apparently directed to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He also noted that the National Assembly would continue to stand with the people of Benue State.
He described Senator Gemade as a man of integrity who had remained firm in the defence of his people on the floor of the Senate.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State who was also at the event appreciated members of the National Assembly for rising against impunity being perpetrated in the state and other parts of Nigeria.
According to Ortom, the travail of the past few months had enabled the people of the state to know their true friends, adding that Senate President Saraki and other members of the National Assembly had indeed shown that they were true friends of Benue people.
He urged him (Saraki) to remain courageous in defending the rule of law and ensuring that Nigerians got justice.
Also speaking about Senator Gemade, Ortom noted that he recorded remarkable achievements and had impacted lives positively when he was the Managing Director, Benue Cement Company; a minister; and the National Chairman of the PDP.
Gemade also thanked the people of Benue State, saying that he was happy to attain the age of 70.