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Northern youths calls for Saraki's resignation

28 September 2015, 16:05

Abuja - The Coalition of Northern Youths Association (CNYA) has asked embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki to step down following his trial at the Code of Conduct Bureau, Vanguard reports.

The group stated that Saraki is no longer morally fit to occupy the office and to preside over the affairs of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The group noted that it has resolved to mobilise its members and senators to rally round Senator Barnabas Gemade to emerge as the next Senate President in view of the corruption charges involving the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki.

The statement signed by the national coordinator of the group, Abubakar Mohammed stated that the current crisis bedevilling the Senate President with his eventual arraignment at the Code of Conduct Tribunal last week has raised a moral issues about his fitness to preside.

Also read: Kwara APC describes calls for Saraki’s resignation unfair

The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation is prosecuting Saraki for alleged false declaration of his assets at the Code of Conduct Bureau.

Saraki had, last Tuesday, stepped into the dock at the CCT in Abuja, where he was arraigned for false assets declaration charges.

He pleaded not guilty to all the 13 charges slammed on him by the CCB and his trial has been scheduled to hold on October 21, 22 and 23.

Read more at Vanguard

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