Corruption Trial: Saraki May Resign Any Moment – Report
Following the commencement of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for falsely declaring his assets when he held sway as governor of Kwara State, Vanguard is reporting that Senate President Bukola Saraki may resign any moment ahead of the delivery of the judgment.
Vanguard cited mounting pressure from some Senators including those who are loyal and has vowed to remain with him as a pointer to the likely resignation of the Senate president.
Some of the senators reportedly asked the Senate President to consider the resignation option so as to save the Senate, as an institution.
According to the report, the option of resignation was thrown to him at a special meeting held by a group of some loyal senators, who followed him to his Maitama residence, shortly after the end of yesterday’s trial at the court.
But as Saraki is considering the option, senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, appeared to be at loggerhead with their counterparts in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over the Senate President’s successor.
While the APC senators are insisting on producing Saraki’s successor, those of the PDP are favorably disposed to anointing one of their own, a development that has further polarized the Red Chamber.
Saraki was given the option of resigning basically to save the institution of the legislature, a PDP senator who spoke on the condition of anonymity said.
‘”I can confirm to you that at a special meeting held yesterday, we asked the Senate President to consider the option of resignation.
“We believe that doing so would preserve the institution of the Senate, “he said, refusing to speak further.
Asked whether the Senate President was considering the resignation option, the lawmaker said ‘” this was just thrown at him this evening. We believe that he would do the right thing.’”.
Meanwhile, names of senators Abdullahi Adamu, representing Nasarawa West from the APC and Suleiman Adokwe of the PDP were being touted as possible replacements of the Senate President.