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Senators argue over the call for Saraki’s resignation

08 February 2016, 08:57

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 Senate.

He has stated that Saraki’s corruption trial has put into question the credibility of the Senate.

 “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.

Read more at Premium Times

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