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Group of APC Senators call for Saraki's resignation as he faces CCT trial

Group of APC Senators call for
Saraki's resignation as he faces
CCT trial
A group of APC Senators under the aegis Unity
Forum, have called on Senate President, Bukola
Saraki, to resign from office as he faces trial at the
Code of Conduct Tribunal. Unity Forum is made of
APC Senators like Sen. Ahmed Lawan, APC's
choice for Senate President & Suleiman Hunkunyi.
Saraki is facing a 1-count charge of asset
falsification filed against him by the Federal
government. The Supreme Court last Friday, struck
out an appeal filed by Saraki, challenging the
constitution of the tribunal and also asking the
apex court to quash all the charges.
In a telephone interview with Premium Times ,
Senator Kabiru Marafa, the most vocal of the Unity
Forum, said that although Saraki had the right to
be presumed innocent until proven guilty, he
should resign now “before he is disgraced out”.
"The Senate should have understanding
with Senator Saraki. What’s happening at the
Code of Conduct Tribunal has nothing to do
with the Unity Forum; it’s between him and
the State. And country’s law says he’s
presumed innocent until proven to
otherwise. 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. 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?”he said Reacting
to Marafa's position, Senator Dino Melaye
who is one of Saraki's loyalist in the Senate,
said Marafa appears to be living on cheap
drugs and that he is a clown "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.
The Senate is stable and Saraki has the
support of most of the Senators.”he said

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