The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, may soon release judgement regarding Senator Bukola Saraki. Saraki is being tried for false asset declaration during his governorship campaign in early 2000. Feelers from the hallowed chambers has it that with the current heat turned on him, that Senator Saraki may throw in the towel by resigning from his position any movement from now.
To avoid being humiliated out of Senate presidency, staunch supporters of Saraki asked him to consider the option of resigning his office as the Senate President. This preference was suggested to him at a meeting held by a group of some loyal senators, who followed him to his residence after proceedings at the Code of Conduct Tribunal yesterday.
Meanwhile, the two dominant political parties in the red chamber are said to be in a turf war regarding who will produce Saraki’s successor. The ruling APC is said to be positioning itself in order to produce the next Senate President. However, the more politically experienced Senators of the People’s Democratic Party are said to be calculating a soccer punch that will give them the hallowed chambers.
Speaking with newsmen yesterday, a senator belonging to People’s Democratic said, “I can confirm to you that at a special meeting held yesterday. We asked the Senate President to consider the option of resigning his office. We believe that doing so would preserve the institution of the Senate. We made this position known to him this evening”
In the meantime, Senators Abdullahi Adamu of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, who represents Nasarawa West and Suleiman Adokwe of the People’s Democratic Party were being touted as possible replacements of the Senate President as at the time of filling this report.
It is also believed that the EFCC may file a fresh charge against Saraki following revelations of him owning properties in Panama. The said properties