Babachir Lawal: We will impeach Bukola Saraki

A coalition of Northern politicians has said Secretary to the Government, Babachir Lawal, will not resign.

Recall that the Senate had asked the SGF to resign following corrupt practices involving some government contracts.

A Senate committee had discovered that the SGF awarded contracts to himself, paid himself in full, and refused to execute the job.

The president looked the way saying that the Senate is yet to communicate him on the matter.

A coalition of Northern politicians have rejected the call for Babachir’s resignation.

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The group, Northern Emancipation Network, said that the call was “unacceptable’’ to it.

A statement released by the group reads, “We challenge the moral authority of the Senate to call for the SGF’s resignation.

“The same persons trooped behind the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to shield him from prosecution for obvious misconduct.

“Likewise, the House of Representatives has no moral justification to seek anybody’s sack over alleged official misdemeanour.

“They collectively protected Speaker Yakubu Dogara from answering the serious integrity questions raised by its own member, Abdulmumin Jibrin.

“Specifically, we call on Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign too.

“He should go and face his pending trials before the Senate can claim the right to call for the SGF’s resignation and prosecution.

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“We also call on the House of Representatives’ Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and other officers accused by Jibrin to vacate their offices.

“This will allow unhindered investigations into their corrupt practices.

“They have no right – legal or moral – to stand as judges in their own case,’’ the coalition said.

“We wish to categorically state that this coalition and many other groups in the North will never cooperate with any planned protest being sponsored by the NASS to press for the SGF’s resignation.’’