Lagos - As Bukola
Saraki, the Senate President, faces a corruption court case, opposing sides
have called for his resignation as Senate President.
Premium Times reported
that Kabiru Murafa (APC-Zamfara State) of the Unity Forum, a caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has
actively spoken out against Saraki’s continuing role as president of the
He has stated
that Saraki’s corruption trial has put into question the credibility of the
“By reason of
omission or commission, Saraki has pushed himself to a position of
disadvantage. By moving from one court to the other up to the Supreme and got
himself knocked out, what it portrays is that the Senate under Senator Saraki
is fast losing credibility,” Murafa said.
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On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled against Saraki’s
appeal to halt his trial for a 13-count of false asset declaration.
“The most honourable thing
for Saraki is to resign and face his prosecution. If he wins, the seat is
always there and he can be re-elected again if those that supported him truly
believe he is the best person for the position. And if not, he will remain a
senator like he was in the 7th Assembly. Is it a must that he become Senate
President?” Murafa went on to say
In reaction to the accusations, Dino Melaye (APC- Kogi
State) from the Like Minds caucus has said that there has been no reason for
Saraki to resign.
“Marafa is a
clown and perhaps lives on cheap drugs... The case at the CCT is not about Saraki;
rather, it’s about the Senate. And we will not fold our arms to mess up with
the Senate,” Malaye said.
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