Saturday, April 30, 2016 6:06 pm
The National Vice Chairman (South West), Coalition of APC Support Groups and Director General of Nigeria Agents of Change, Mr. Doyin Johnson, has called on the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, who is currently standing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to resign from his post as a path of honour before it is too late.
Saraki is standing trial for alleged false declaration of assets during his time as the Governor of Kwara State.
Johnson said in Lagos on Friday that it is highly imperative for Saraki to resign as the Number Three citizen of this country. He chided Saraki for running from one court to the other in a bid to stall the trial, which has not only ridiculed him as a person, but the exalted office of Senate President.
“The only court Senator Saraki has not approached to stop his trial, after several adjournment, is a Basketball Court. I think if he knows that he has not committed any offence under the law of this nation, why is he trying to apply series of gimmicks to stall his trial as nobody is above the law in Nigeria? ” Doyin asked rhetorically.
“As the Number Three citizen of this country, Senator Saraki is expected to be a pivot of good leadership , corrupt free leader, but what we are seen is the opposite.
” Apart from the CCT trial, a lot of impunities and atrocities have been recorded in the Senate in less than a year. How do Saraki want Nigerians to judge his eight years reign as the Governor of Kwara State and the ongoing tenure as the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“He was elected as the Senate President with alleged forged Senate’s standing rules which is a criminal offence. The case is still pending in the law court.
“It was under his leadership that the proposed Nigeria’s 2016 budget was padded by the National Assembly and sent to the Presidency.
” It is very obvious that the Senate leadership is not on the same page with President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and its effort to make Nigeria a corrupt free nation.
“The change we fought for cannot die and we won’t allow anybody to truncate it for selfish and self-centered interest.
“With the coming of President Buhari, God has opened our third eyes, we cannot continue with the impunity and corruption of the highest order in our National Assembly.
“The change has come to stay and it will continue to flourish because Buhari – led government is the government that the common Nigerians worked tirelessly for.
“It is so sad that many of our National Assembly members only collect constituency allowances for their personal pockets, immediate families and concubines, while the people, who supposed to be the benefactors of constituency projects are living in abject poverty, ” Johnson said.