I Am On Trial Because Of Some Powerful Individuals – Saraki #Beekhaybee

Embattled Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has
told his fellow senators that his trial by the
Code of Conduct Tribunal has the backing of
“some powerful individuals outside this
chambers”.

SENATE PRESIDENT. bukola saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki
Recall that Saraki said his appearance before
the Code of Conduct Tribunal has further
demonstrated his believe in the rule of law and
respect for the judiciary.
Saraki stated this in his address to senators
who just resumed after a two month recess. He
however refused to give details of his trial or
name those allegedly after him.
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“Meanwhile, I wish to reiterate my remarks
before the Tribunal, that I have no iota of doubt
that I am on trial today because I am the
president of the Nigerian Senate, against the
wishes of some powerful individuals outside this
Chambers.
“But what is clear to me also, is that the laws of
Nigeria, and the rules of the National
Assembly give consideration only to the wishes
and desires of those of you who are here today
as members of the Senate, to elect as you wish,
one of your peers as President of the Senate.”
Boasting that he could not be removed as
reported by his party members, Saraki said;
“The laws of Nigeria does not give any
consideration to any other forces outside the
Senate in the election of its President. And to
yield the ground on this note, is to be complicit
in the subversion of democracy and its core
principles of separation of powers as enshrined
in our constitution.”
The former Kwara state governor praised
President Muhammadu Buhari for refusing to
interfere in the election of the National Assembly
leadership stressing that “he has proven quite
concretely that he is indeed a born-again
democrat.”
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He added that he is prepared to do his duty in
defence of Nigeria’s democracy and in
safeguarding the independence of the National
Assembly.
Reports earlier revealed that senators under the
Senate Unity Forum had begun to woo senators
loyal to Saraki for a possible impeachment in
the face of the ongoing trial of Saraki at the
Code of Conduct Tribunal.

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