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I Never Threatened to Shut Down Govt, says Sabi Abdullahi

Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has described as mischievous, fabricated and outright falsehood, the story circulating on some online media that he threatened that the Senate would shut down the Federal Government.

Senate President Bukola Saraki was said to have threatened through the senate spokesman that with the refusal of Customs Boss Alli and SGF Lawal to appear before the senate, they too can decide to shut down the government of President Buhari.

In his reation, the Senate spokesman, Sabi Abdullahi said, "My attention has been drawn to a fabricated report on some online media in which I was said to have spoken on behalf of Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and threatened that Senate would go 'to court and stop the entire government from working'.

"There was no time I made the statement attributed to me by these mischievous element. The story is outright falsehood and should therefore be disregarded by all members of the public".

Signed: Dr. Aliyu Sabi AbdullahiChairman, Senate Committee 
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